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Scientists Say Moms With Bigger Butts May Give Birth To Smarter Kids

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Aesthetic appeal aside, a big derrière might be beneficial to women by helping out their children.

A 2010 study from the University of Oxford, popular once more, connects the big booty to healthy children, crediting the Omega 3 “good” fatty acids present in the mother’s body for the extra boost.

Scientists proved long ago that women who carry weight below the waist are less likely to fight heart disease and high cholesterol.

And fat deposits like those in the hips, butt and thighs store heightened levels of Omega 3s, the same fatty acids that help babies’ brains develop properly.

Evidence shows that the fats in a mother’s breast milk comes from the lower half of the body, which means that all those Omega 3s become a part of baby’s balanced breakfast.

But this idea isn’t new: Research dating back to 2007 showed that gluteofemoral fat is key in producing smart offspring.

In fact, University of Pittsburgh study author William Lassek even hypothesized that men could be attracted to women with large bottoms as an evolutionary way of ensuring successful children.

Lassek’s gone so far as to publish a book on the subject, entitled “Why Women Need Fat.”

That’s an idea we can get behind (sorry).

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/news/world/scientists-think-women-bigger-butts-produce-smarter-children/916018/