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Study: Women with big butts are healthier

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:08:48 PM CST
Updated On: Oct 31 2013 03:30:04 PM CDT
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Women with larger-than-average butts, rejoice.

Research by scientists at the University of Oxford suggests you may be smarter and healthier than ladies with smaller backsides.

According to the study from 2010, women who carry more body fat in their thighs and buttocks tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar.

This makes them less likely to develop diabetes, heart disease and other conditions associated with obesity.

Having a big butt also requires an excess of Omega 3 fatty acids, which is proven to catalyze brain development, ABC News reported.

Researchers also found that children born to women with wider hips are generally smarter than the children of slimmer mothers.

The team analyzed data from 16,000 women.

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