According to researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom, have a big booty is a good thing. Not just in relation to overall health, but it’s even tied to higher intelligence and lower risk of chronic disease.
Fat in the right place is important according to researchers, and the best place to have it is below the waistline, in the butt. This is because it helps to serve as a barrier and safe guard against heart disease, diabetes and other conditions that are linked to obesity.
It is the protective role of lower body, that is [thigh and backside] fat, that is striking. The protective properties of the lower-body fat depot have been confirmed in many studies conducted in subjects with a wide range of age, BMI and co-morbidities.
It is found that belly fat “is more metabolically active,” meaning it has a far greater potential to impact the brain and overall body negatively, when compared to fat stored in the butt, which is generally more stable and has fewer cytokines/proteins associated with insulin resistance or the onset of diabetes.
Regulating weight gain in the brain
Another major factor in connection with fat distribution in women is leptin. Leptin levels are vigtal for the regulation of appetite and they just so happen to be connected to a big behind too. In individuals who are obese, their brain actually stops responding to the hormone entirely, which then causes the person to develop leptin resistance (similar to insulin resistance).
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.