So for a change women with a little “junk in the trunk” to use the parlance of our times can laugh at those other women with the thin voluptuous bodies and rotund bottoms. One has to wonder if this is science, or a reason for people to take pride in their big asses.
Buttock and hip fat may protect women against type 2 diabetes, from which more than 1.7 million Australians now suffer, researchers from the Harvard Medical School found.
When buttocks and hip fat from mice was injected into other mice, their bodies easily used the blood sugar-regulating hormone insulin and lost weight.
They were also able to make better use of insulin, the main hormone linked to diabetes.
It has long been known by scientists that types of fat can affect a person’s health.
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.