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Don’t lie– Do you like big butts? Well that’s ok, because new research shows that for women, a big behind can actually be beneficial to health! Anthony and Laci join up to explain the science behind this finding.
Being pear shaped protects against heart disease
“If you’re prone to worrying whether your ‘bum looks big in this’, particularly after the Christmas period, you can take comfort that there may be health benefits.”
Gluteofemoral body fat as a determinant of metabolic health.
“Body fat distribution is an important metabolic and cardiovascular risk factor, because the proportion of abdominal to gluteofemoral body fat correlates with obesity-associated diseases and mortality. Here, we review the evidence and possible mechanisms that support a specific protective role of gluteofemoral body fat.”
“Adipose tissue, or fat, is an anatomical term for loose connective tissue composed of adipocytes.”
Does More Butt And Thigh Fat Make You Healthier?
“Public health officials have harped on actively taking steps to reduce obesity, but it seems for some genetically lucky individuals, reducing their body fat isn’t as important.”
When we lose weight, where does the lost weight go?
“According to the Law of Conservation of Mass, matter is neither created nor destroyed, but it may alter its form through chemical reaction. Essentially, that tells us that while we lose mass in our bodies by burning up fat, it does not just disappear. It simply changes form, like water and steam.”
WHAT PARTS OF THE BODY LOSE FAT FIRST?
“Everybody has their own genetic pattern when it comes to storing excess calories as fat on their bodies. When you’re dieting or exercising to lose weight, it’s your genes that will determine where you’ll see the results first.”
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