I was skimming through the pages of Health & Fitness this morning and found something interesting. According to what this magazine says, scientists at the University of Oxford have found that storing fat in your bottom is actually a good sign. They claim it raises levels of HDL (the good type of cholesterol) and could protect you against hardening of arteries and reduce your risk of developing diabetes.
Moreover, the fat stored on your bottom is protecting you from inflammatory fat that would otherwise circulate in your body, effectively protecting you from a number of health issues.
I was trying hard to find a link to this study to support this claim but failed. That is not to say that I don’t believe there was such study, but it would be nice to have an official document supporting this. This claim is pretty outrageous and I am really curious about the details. How controlled the study was? How many subjects participated? Were participants humans or… just rats?
Sadly we are getting used to controversial studies; you hear one thing and then exactly its opposite – both supported by “studies”. No wonder there is a place for $10,000 diets in this world. All this just shows how crazy the whole thing is.