Thursday, November 26, 2015

Having a Big Tush Can Be Healthy

Having a big backside can be a good thing for your health.

Having a Big Tush Can Be Healthy

Jennifer Lopez with husband, Marc Anthony.
Jennifer Lopez with husband, Marc Anthony. STEPHEN LOVEKIN / Getty Images

I'd heard something similar to this particular tidbit before but couldn't resist the chance to repeat it: Having a big backside can be a good thing for your health. In other words, a pear-shape beats an apple-figure. Can I get a holla, as they say. Now, this is based on new research that appears in the journal Cell Metabolism which says that the fat in bottom-heavy women may protect against type 2 diabetes. According to Fox News, "When buttocks and hip fat from mice was injected into other mice, their bodies easily used the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin and lost weight. They were also able to make better use of insulin, the main hormone linked to diabetes. People with the apple shape, where fat is stored around the tummy, can be more prone to type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Those with pear-shaped bodies, where fat is collected in the buttocks, are less likely to have these disorders." Score another point for women built like Jennifer Lopez. 

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