Women with big bums are apparently smarter and more likely to have smart kids.

Thanks, Science.

So apparently when Sir Mix-a-Lot penned that unforgettable phrase “I like big butts and I cannot lie,” he was actually being a lot less superficial than we thought. No? No, you’re probably right, but STILL fantastic news for women everywhere with a bit of junk in their respective trunks.

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According to a study undertaken by the University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital in the United Kingdom, women who are prone to carrying their fat on their backside and thighs are likely to be healthier than their ‘apple’ counterparts.

Baby got brains?

ABC News reports, pear-shaped women are found to have lower cholesterol levels and suffer fewer instances of diabetes and heart disease than overweight people who carry their fat in their mid-sections.

Apparently, not all fats are created equal. Dr. Robert Kushner, a medical professor and obesity specialist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago told ABC News, “There’s a lot of evidence that shows that the fat depots are not the same in the body.” He explained that fat stored around the mid-section is more likely to move around the body as it is “more metabolically active.” He told ABC News that fat stored lower on the body also releases fewer cytokines, which are believed to lead to insulin resistance and potentially cause diabetes. At this stage the research does not suggest that bottom-heavy overweight women will be any healthier than women who are slim.

Kimmy is a GENIUS!

Elite Daily reports that storing fat on your bum is likely to be a result of excess Omega 3 fats, proven to promote brain function, therefore bigger booty = bigger brains. AND if Will.I.Am is right, and we all did in fact ‘get it from our mamas’, curvy women’s kids are likely to be smarter too. Elite Daily also reports a study of over 16,000 women found children of mothers with bigger hips were likely to be more intelligent than those born to slimmer mums.

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