This was originally published on Off The Main Page on January 10, 2017.
Being overweight is unhealthy, but a new study says carrying a bit of weight on your backside might not be so bad. Researchers at the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom found that people carrying a bit of extra weight in the butt and thigh area have a lowered risk of diabetes.
Dr Michael Jensen, director of endocrine research at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. said:
“If you’re going to have fat, you’re definitely better off if you’ve got some fat in the lower body. 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 fewer heart attacks or less diabetes, it’s all these ways we think about fat as an important organ for our health.”
The next time someone tells you that you have a big booty, just remember you’re smarter.