Tuesday, June 17, 2008
I like big butts...
..and I can not lie, I am totally jazzed to report a little good news to all the pear-like shaped silhouettes out there. Bout time us curvy gals with "little in the middle, but-cha got much back" catch a break. A word to all the skinny chicks out there... eat yer heart out (and a couple greasy burgers w/ fries would ya?)
Associated Amy B. Press reports: A type of fat that accumulates around the hips and bottom may actually offer some protection against diabetes.
Subcutaneous fat, or fat that collects under the skin, helps to improve
sensitivity to the hormone insulin, which regulates blood sugar. Mice that
got transplants of this type of fat lost weight and their fat cells shrank.
Researchers have known for some time that fat that collects in your abdomen-- known as visceral fat -- can raise your risk of diabetes and heart disease. People with pear-shaped bodies are less prone to these disorders. It seems that their fat may be actively protecting them from metabolic disease.
Sorry "apples," maybe it's actually "a pear a day-that will keep the doctor away!"