This is great news for anyone who is the traditional English pear shape. A study has claimed that for women, the key to a better life is having a larger bottom- and it’s all down to Omega 3s. Whilst excess fat around your stomach is associated with increasing blood pressure and type 2 diabetes, scientists have said body fat around the bottom and hip area has protective qualities.
A study of 27,000 people established a connection between larger hip circumference and a lower risk of heart attack and heart disease.This is believed to be because ‘adipose tissue’ – found in the bottom area -catches harmful fatty particles – preventing them making their way to the heart.
Scientists at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at Oxford University and the Churchill Hospital have found that women with big bottoms are increasingly intelligent and more resistant to chronic illnesses.
Population studies cited in the research found that women with larger bottoms are more likely to have lower levels of cholesterol and produce more hormones to metabolize sugar.
Having a big bottom also favours the hormone which regulates weight, and ones with anti-inflammatory, vascular-protective and anti-diabetic attributes.
The protective properties of lower body fat are exerted through long term fatty acid storage.
The increased intelligence is due to the amount of Omega 3 fats required to get a big bum in the first place.Omega 3 fats are proven to catalyze brain development. Omega 3 fats can be found in oily fish, flaxseeds and pum
The traits also appear to be passed on, so if you have a large posterior, be thankful to your mother! The research also showed that children born to women with larger hips were more intelligent.
Published in the International Journal of Obesity in 2010, the study concluded that if a person is going to carry body fat, the thighs and buttocks at least offer some protection. The lead researcher Konstantinos Manolopoulos explained “Fat around the hips and thighs is good for you but around the tummy is bad.”