I’ve said it before and I’ll surely say it again, but WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE. What’s got me all worked up this time? It’s a study done by the University of Oxford that found women with naturally bigger butts are actually at an advantage over thin-bottomed ladies.

According to data that was collected and analysed from 16,000 women, the ones with the larger behinds tended to have lower levels of glucose and cholesterol while also keeping higher levels of Omega-3 fats. A big butt also correlated to a higher resistance to chronic illnesses and high levels of a hormone that helps to maintain energy levels by preventing hunger, therefore leading to lower levels of obesity. According to lead researcher Konstantinos Manolopoulos, “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.”

I guess this comes as good news to the likes of Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose and all your other favorite booty-having celebs (although I’m not sure if the benefits are equally as good for a fake big butt). As if that wasn’t great enough, another study from the University of Pittsburgh found that having a big butt helps a baby’s brain develop. So, a fatter rump equals a smarter child, essentially. All in all, I think what science is trying to say is: Butts are awesome. Thanks, science!

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