Latina Women With Bigger Butts are Smarter, Less Likely to Develop Chronic Disease: Oxford Study

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Feb 13, 2016 05:58 AM EST

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"If you've got it, flaunt it!" And, according to a new study, people who are more physically endowed at the rear end got more reasons to feel good about themselves.

"Butts are big right now. Women with curves are flaunting their behinds, and those without much backside are getting buttock implants," wrote

"We celebrate the gorgeous booties of celebrities like Nicki Minaj, Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea. But it turns out that larger rear-ends don't just look good - they may actually be good for you."

A University of Oxford study suggests that women with larger than average butts are more likely smarter and less prone to chronic illnesses. Getting implants does not count, of course.

The findings of the study, which took into account data from about 16,000 women, showed that those who are bigger at the rump have lower risk for diabetes and heart diseases because they tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar, notes Elite Daily.

Furthermore, those women could also have healthier brains because of the excess of Omega 3 required by having a big butt. And, mothers with wider hips are more likely to give birth to children who are smarter as compared to those from slimmer and less curvy mothers.

"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," said lead study author Prof. Konstantinos Manolopoulos.

The researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom published their findings at the Journal of Obesity wherein they also cited that the lower body fat, indeed, has some sort of protective properties that was also confirmed in other studies.

According to Dr. Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, pear-shaped people are healthy in all the ways that this fat behaves. And, if you are going to have fat deposits in your body, you are better off having it at the lower portion of your body, ABC News also reported.

And while having fats in the thighs and backsides portion, also referred to as the gluteofemoral region, could be healthier, high amount of fat deposits in the stomach area is another story.

"There's a lot of evidence that shows that the fat depots are not the same in the body," said Dr. Robert Kushner, a professor medicine specializing in obesity at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.


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