Women who have big bums are smarter and healthier, according to Oxford University
Oh, she thique.
And smart. And healthy. And going to live a long and prosperous life, hopefully.
Bums are great.
Small ones are good. Big ones are good. Ones that are somewhere in the middle between small and big are good.
It's all good, essentially, and even though we don't exactly need a comprehensive study to inform us of this fact, sometimes it is nice to have a bit of confirmation on these things.
For example, being blessed with a big bum has its positives and negatives.
A positive is that if you fall backwards you've got a good cushioning. A negative is that you may not be able to fit into a lot of jeans.
But that's OK because the guys over at Oxford University discovered that having a big bum is actually good for some other things as well - most notably being smart and healthy.
We'll take it, tbh.
A few years back, researchers analysed the data (and the butts) of 16,000 women. They found that women with larger bums weren't just more intelligent, but that they were also more equipped to battle chronic illnesses.
Lead researcher, professor Konstantinos Manolopoulous, said that the findings weren't all that surprising considering how important fat is to the human body, and more importantly, where that fat is stored
"The idea that body fat distribution is important to health has been known for some time," he said.
"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."
As well as this, the research detailed that women with big bums had lower levels of cholesterol and glucose, as well as higher levels of Omega 3 fats.
Good to know, guys.
Good to know.