Having a little junk in the trunk is a good thing.
Butts are big right now. Women with curves are flaunting their behinds, and those without much backside are getting buttock implants. 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 study (which analyzed data from 16, 000 women) conducted by the University of Oxford found that women with larger than average butts aren't only more intelligent but also extremely resistant to chronic illnesses.
Professor Konstantinos Manolopoulos, lead researcher of the study, said, "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."
The study's findings indicated that women with a larger posteriors tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and glucose, and higher levels of Omega 3 fats (which have been shown to catalyze brain development).
Having a big butt also favors leptin levels in the female body, which is a hormone responsible for regulating the weight and the dinopectina, a hormone with anti-inflammatory, heart-healthy, and anti-diabetic benefits. In addition, the adipose tissue of the butt traps harmful fatty particles and prevents cardiovascular disease.
It should be noted that belly fat and upper body fat isn't healthy and can lead to a plethora of health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol. Apparently, it's all about the bass — at least as far as your mental and physical health are concerned.