At first, this headline might make you scratch your head. Or butt. Give me a minute here…and you’ll be happy.
Scientists from the University of Oxford have discovered that women with larger than average butts are not only smarter, but also very resistant to chronic illnesses.
Big butt = big brains.
According to ABC News, the results found that women with bigger behinds tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar.
Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes or heart problems. Also, having a big butt requires an excess of Omega 3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development. Yay for science!
The researchers also found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers. I’m not making this up, people.
From ABC News:
“Professor Konstantinos Manolopoulos, who leads the team at the University of Oxford, says that women with more fat on the buttocks have lower levels of cholesterol and glucose.”
Elite Daily made it more technical, if you’re into that by explaining 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, vascular-protective and anti-diabetic attributes.
The adipose tissue of the buttocks traps harmful fatty particles and prevents cardiovascular disease, ya know, science stuff. Similar studies have shown that women with big butts and small waists may even live longer.
Is this real life? Yah.