Thursday, January 8, 2009

Big Butts for Good Health, say experts

Stop laughing at me, ladies. I love my big butt. I'm sorry, but it's true.
And new research shows now, my big butt loves me, too.
Harvard researchers say that having some curves could be good for health. Said one, Dr. Ronald Kahn,
I think it's an important result because not only does it say that not all fat is bad, but I think it points to a special aspect of fat where we need to do more research.

They played with mice fat to see the results on diseases. Not all fat has negative effects, they said. They found that butt fat releases hormones that may protect against Type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
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.
So what's that following me around? Good health.


Vijay Owens said...

Right on, sister! I encourage my sisters (biological and otherwise) to be proud of their badonkadonks! I have a nickname at work... "Junky Trunk" lol

Cate said...

Sometimes when I walk backwards I hear a quiet but(t) distinct "Beep...Beep...Beep."