There’s more to big butts than meets the eye. According to recent studies, a sizable derriere may signal a bigger brain.
Scientists from the University of Oxford say it’s been proven that people who have more weight in their thighs and backsides often have a higher level of intelligence. One stated reason is women with larger than average backsides produce more Omega 3 fats, which mobilize brain development.
The researchers even go as far as to say “children born to women with wider hips are intellectually superior to the children of slimmer, less curvy mothers,” according to Elite Daily.
Beyond mental fitness, a big booty also offers other health advantages. ABC News reports, women with this body feature tend to have lower cholesterol levels and produce sugar metabolizing hormones that help to ward off diabetes and heart problems.
So there you have it. If you have a big butt, be happy: You’re smart, healthy and look great in a pair of fitted jeans.