Scientists from the University of Oxford have found that women with larger than average butts are not only increasingly intelligent but also highly resistant to chronic illnesses.
The results suggest that women with bigger backsides tend to have lower levels of cholesterol and are more likely to produce hormones to metabolize sugar.
Therefore, women with big butts are less likely to have diabetes or heart issues.
What's more, having a big butt requires an excess of Omega 3 fats, which have been proven to catalyze brain development.
The researchers also found that the children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers.
Having a big butt also favors leptin levels in the female body, which is a hormone responsible for regulating weight, and the dinopectina, a hormone with anti-inflammatory, vascular-protective and anti-diabetic properties.
The adipose tissue of the buttocks traps harmful fatty particles and prevents cardiovascular disease.
Earlier studies conducted by universities in California and Pittsburgh found that women with bigger butts, wide hips and smaller waists may even live longer lives.
My take: I feel these studies have to be taken with a grain of salt. Many women out there with big butts are overweight, if not obese. Were such women among those who participated in the study? If not, the results might be seriously skewed.
Women are well aware that many guys -- I'm one of them, to be sure -- appreciate a big, healthy backside. Think about how many songs have been written about big butts in recent years, from Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda" to Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass."
Moreover, I suppose women endowed with a generously-sized tush and wide hips will feel good about this study, particularly those who plan to have kids in the near future.
What are your thoughts? Would you say you have a big backside or know someone who does?