Big Butts May Reduce Diabetes Risk

By Richard157 Latest Reply 2009-01-24 15:45:21 -0600
Started 2009-01-22 16:32:46 -0600

Big Butts Reduce Diabetes Risk

Here's some good news for women who find it hard to squeeze into their skinny jeans, courtesy their big bottoms: a generously proportioned derriere could be good for health, say scientists.
According to research, the fat in buttocks and hips may protect against type 2 diabetes.

Scientists at Harvard Medical School in America reckon that the type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may offer some protection against developing the condition.

Fat found commonly around the lower areas, known as subcutaneous fat, or fat that collects under the skin, helps to improve the sensitivity of the hormone insulin. Insulin is responsible for regulating blood sugar and therefore a big bottom might offer some protection against diabetes.

The research shows that fat which collects around the stomach can raise a person's risk of diabetes and heart disease. But, people with pear-shaped bodies, with fat deposits in the buttocks and hips, are less prone to these disorders.

Lead researcher Dr Ronald Kahn said that the research on mice had shown that not all fat was bad and could help to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes.

The team is trying to find the substances produced in subcutaneous fat that provide the benefit because they could lead to the development of drugs.

Cell Metabolism, Dec. 2008

10 replies

daetura 2009-01-23 00:26:18 -0600 Report

my butt isn't too bad… I carry it all in the belly. I need a little wheelbarrow to put my belly in and walk with that instead of a cane. Can you just picture that? Har Har Har

highlandcitygirl 2009-01-22 16:37:56 -0600 Report

i shall cut off my stomach and move it to my rear! that should do it!

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LadyDi - 26259Miller 2009-01-22 16:48:34 -0600 Report

I've always said their should be places where you could "donate" fat (something like donating blood). When I hear people complain about being too skinny, etc., it makes me wish I could just give them some of mine! Actually I don't have a lot of "junk in the trunk", so maybe I could get some from my midsection injected back there!

Bluebutterfly 2009-01-24 15:27:24 -0600 Report

I wonder if I could cut the belly off and give part to my rear end and part to my boobs.I would gladly switch the body part aaround if it would have kept me from having diabets.I am not taking this post lightly .I won't ever know because of the big gut.