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Scientists claim women with bigger behinds will have smarter children

Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh are claiming that women with fat thighs and buttocks will have smarter babies.

According to the researchers, extra fat around the thighs and buttocks contribute to a baby's brain development during breast feeding, reported Mail Online.

Professor Will Lassek, a public health epidemiologist from the university who led the research explained to Mail Online: "You need lots of fats to make a nervous system, and the fats in these areas are also enriched in DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), which is a particularly important component in the human brain."

According to the professor, who has published his findings in a book Why Women Need Fat, this fat is lost when women breastfeed. 

Women who breastfeed usually lose half a kg of fat a month.

David Bainbridge, a reproductive biologist at Cambridge University who has also studied the female body shape, said the latest findings could explain why men find curvy women such as singer Jennifer Lopez so attractive: it’s because their children are likely to be cleverer.

So there you have it, being a curvy woman is a good thing.

It's science. 

Source: Mail Online

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