If you think that possessing a big butt is a curse, think again. ABC News shared a new study done by the researchers from the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom revealing that women with buttocks that are bigger than average are not only progressively intelligent but also very resistant to prolonged illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with obesity.

Lead researcher of the study professor Konstantinos Manolopoulous says, “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.”

Also, they explained that having a big butt helps leptin levels in the female body—the hormone in charge for regulating the weight. It also manages the dinopectina, another hormone with anti-inflammatory, vascular-protective and anti-diabetic attributes.

Michael Jensen M.D., and director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota says, “If you're going to have fat, you're definitely better off if you've got some fat in the lower body,” adding, “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.”

Although there are several studies that say possessing a larger bottom may be healthy, it is still unclear if fat in the thighs and buttocks are better for you rather than simlpy being lean and healthy.

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