Thursday, January 8, 2009

more hiney is more healthy.


Yes, ma'am. New research indicates a cushier tush is a sign of a healthier human.

For a while now, scientists have said being pear-shaped - storing extra fat in the buttocks, hips and thighs - is healthier for your heart than being apple-shaped - storing fat around the abdomen. Now, researchers (at Harvard Medical School, no less!) say it's not so much about where the fat is located on the body, but what kind of fat that makes the difference.

Fanny fat apparently releases beneficial hormones that help protect women from type 2 diabetes and other diseases.

So, in the inspirational words of Sir Mix-A-Lot, I say turn around, stick it out, shake that healthy butt!!

1 comment:

Susan K. Morrow said...

So sad I come from the land of the assless. Guess I'll have to rely on good genes (jeans?)