A study from the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital out of the United Kingdom has discovered that a larger behind boosts your overall health and lowers your risk of chronic diseases. The study also says that it's linked to higher intelligence as well.

The Journal of Obesity wrote about this studies' findings, saying "The protective properties of the lower-body fat depot have been confirmed in many studies conducted in subjects with a wide range of age, B.M.I. and co-morbidities."

Dr. Robert Kushner, a professor of medicine specializing in obesity at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, says that "There's a lot of evidence that shows that the fat depots are not the same in the body." Which means that fat in the stomach does not show correlations that fat in the behind shows in this study.

Two of the leading reasons, scientists think these correlations exist is because of leptin and omega-3 fatty acids. Leptin levels are crucial for maintaining one's appetite and control their weight. They also say that omega-3 fatty acids boost brain function and also are responsible in part for a larger butt.

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