Health Women with big butts are more likely to live longer – study

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The bigger the behind, the healthier you are...

Apparently, having extra fat, also known as subcutaneous fat, around your derriere could make you healthier.

This is according to a study published in the Cell Metabolism journal that suggests the extra weight on a woman’s hips and thighs can protect the internal organs such as the heart and lungs by blocking fat from reaching them.

This lowers the risk of serious health complications such as heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

play Measuring the hips (Courtesy)

 

The study’s lead author, Dr. Nobert Stefan from the University of Tubingen in Germany says that pear-shaped women with a normal weight are more likely to “offer safe storage” for fat cells as compared to women that are apple-shaped.

It is important to note however that this does not apply in women that are already overweight because the fat levels in their heart and lungs are too high for their hips and thighs to offer any form of protection to them.

The research was conducted by monitoring fat distribution through MRI scans and regular health check-ups.

Subcutaneous fat should not however be confused for visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that is under your skin while visceral fat is the one that deposits itself around your organs.

It is important to note however that everyone’s health fully depends on their own lifestyle and how they choose to maintain it.

play Stretching (Courtesy)

 

 

Source: Reader's Digest

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