It is a well known fact that women with big bottoms are a favourite for some men. As a result, many women wish for big bottoms in a bid to look more attractive to the opposite sex. Some, however, hate their big butts because of the unwanted attention they draw. If you are one of these, research findings have a good consolation for you.
Researchers from The Harvard Medical School discovered that a big butt can protect you from diabetes - women with big bottoms are less likely to get diabetes.
While carrying out their study, researchers compared fat on the buttocks (subcutaneous fat) to fat around the waist and other organs (visceral fat) and discovered that the latter was more harmful to health.
The subcutaneous fat, which is more commonly found on women's legs and buttocks, was also found to improve the production of insulin, a hormone which regulates blood sugar levels.
The research was conducted on mice and showed that when subcutaneous fat was injected into the abdominal area, the mice lost fat mass and their blood sugar lowered.
The research leader, Professor Ronald Khan, noted that "it wasn't that abdominal fat was exerting negative effects, but that subcutaneous fat was producing a good effect."