Fat in Rear Is Good for You
Posted January 15, 2010on:
Pear trumps apple when it comes to body shape and your health.A new review suggests that having body fat stored in your thighs and backside may actually be good for you. Especially compared with the risks of storing excess fat around the mid-section.Researchers reviewed recent studies on the health effects of body fat distribution and found that having body fat in the thighs and backside, known as gluteofemoral fat, helps protect against heart disease and diabetes.It’s not the first time experts have said that body fat distribution may play a significant role in health and disease risk. Previous studies have already shown that belly or abdominal fat raises the risk of heart disease by increasing blood pressure and cholesterol levels and is also an independent risk factor for type 2 diabetes.