For all those self-declared "butt guys" out there, a new study has given you another great reason to celebrate a big derriere, as women with bigger butts are more likely to be smarter and healthier.
That's according to research from The University of Oxford, which analyzed over 16,000 women to figure out the benefits of having a little bit more junk in the trunk, discovering that the ladies with larger booties are more intelligent and less likely to fall victim to chronic illnesses.
In addition to that great news, women with big butts have lower cholesterol and glucose levels, as well as higher Omega 3 fatty acid levels, making for better heart health—who knew?!?
Here's what Dr. Konstantinos Manolopoulous, the lead researcher, had to say, via Maxim:
"The idea that body fat distribution is important to health has been known for some time. However, it is only very recently that thigh fat and a large hip circumference have been shown to promote health; that lower body fat is protective by itself."
Supporting Dr. Manolopoulous's claim is Dr. Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn, who backed up his colleague by saying this:
"If you're going to have fat, you're definitely better off if you've got some fat in the lower body," said Dr. Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. "If you look at people who have primarily the pear shape, they're healthy in all the ways that this fat behaves. It's not just less heart attacks or less diabetes, it's all these ways we think about fat as an important organ for our health."
So, while many women work so hard to get a rounder, firmer and plusher ass, science says it's actually a little bit better to stack some fat away down there—and it's not just so men can gawk over it, but for actual, scientific reasons.
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