Study finds Butt fat protects against Diabetes!
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Study finds Butt fat protects against Diabetes!

Floral City : FL : USA | Jan 06, 2009 at 11:09 AM PST
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Butt Inspection!

Well, well, well, one thing that almost every other female and many males on this planet worry about frequently is the ‘Big Butt’ issue. While some consider it as a thing of beauty, others a prized possession, and still others an asset, very few look at it with the feeling of wanting and envy in their eyes. Almost all healthy people with a little bit of bulky physique are blessed with butt fat.

In fact the fat accumulating on butt is so common that I have seen many of my friends gaining fat not on any other place else but on their behind. If this was not the only agonizing factor to make lives miserable, listen to this: Losing fat from butt is the most difficult thing on earth!

But for all those people who have always been conscious of their bulky backs, the researchers have come up with a great finding to cheer them up. In a latest study conducted by the researchers at Harvard Medical School, it has been found that having a little extra weight in the butt and hips may protect you against type 2 diabetes. The research has found that subcutaneous fat, which is fat found just beneath the skin can actually aid in improving sensitivity to the hormone, insulin which regulates blood sugar in the body.

The discovery was made when researchers injected subcutaneous fat in the abdomen of mice and found that the mice lost weight and even faced shrinkage of their fat cells. During this experiment no changes were made to their activity levels or diet. Ronald Kahn of Medical School in Boston said, “It was such a surprising result, we actually found it had a beneficial effect, and it was especially true when you put it inside the abdomen.”

Talking about the implications of these findings, Kahn said, “I think it’s an important result because not only does it say that not all fat is bad, but I think it points to a special aspect of fat where we need to do more research.” This study which was published in the journal, Cell Metabolism was initiated to find out why fat located in different parts of the body tend to have varying health effects. It ended up showing that subcutaneous fat may actually protect people from metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Researchers are hoping to do more research and somehow come up with drugs that have the same effects as this subcutaneous fat on metabolic diseases. Say farewell to those distressing feelings of having ugly big butts inside those jeans. You are one of those lucky ones who can proudly say that their very butt fat is protecting them from becoming diabetic. Well, they say it right when they say everything has a purpose in life and nothing is useless in this world – Not even the Butt fat!

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Majdy is based in Islamabad, Federal Capital Area, Pakistan, and is a Stringer on Allvoices.
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