Bootylicious women, rejoice! Having a bigger butt has huge advantages and can even lead to smarter kids, according to science.
A study conducted by the University of Oxford analyzed 16000 women and discovered that carrying a little extra weight in the buttocks was advantageous for the offspring and often resulted in children with above average intelligence. The adipose tissue, or the tissue around the body, if endowed with some extra fat acts as a barrier against heart disease, lowers the risk of diabetes, and shields women against many more illnesses.
Further, as the study suggests, having wider hips is not only physically advantageous during childbirth, it also acts as a vessel to supply one’s offspring with necessary nutrients and supplements. The healthy fat and nutrients like Omega-3 that is present in breast milk is acquired from fat supplied by the butt. And this gives babies all the necessary nutrients they need for growth and development. A steady supply of these nutrients ensures substantial brain development which results in smarter children overall.
Lead researcher, Kostantinos Manologpoulous says, “The idea that body fat distribution is important to health has been known for some time. However, it is only very recently that thigh fat and a large hip circumference have been shown to promote health; that lower body fat is protective by itself.”
So, ladies, the next time you feel displeased with your big booty, just remember how great it is for you and your future children. As problematic as Sir Mix A Lot may be, he sure had the right idea.