Your body likes your bigger butt, and it cannot lie.
According to research published in the journal of Cell Metabolism, women who have more fat in their hips and thighs are at a lower risk of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes.
The study found that the subcutaneous fat carried in the lower half of the body acts as a sponge of "safe storage", which will stop fat travelling to your internal organs and protect your heart and lungs.
The science applied to both men and women, but the protective properties of lower body fat were more prominent in females due to a pre-menopausal woman's body shape.
However, not all fat is created equal, more specifically for women who carry a bit more around the tum than the bum.
Subcutaneous fat that sits across the hips and thighs has a different purpose to an abdominal visceral fat - the latter releasing harmful chemicals and fatty acids that can damage the cardiovascular system, leading to high cholesterol, insulin resistance, and diabetes down the road.
For women who are overweight, the protective quality is less noteworthy as fat levels in their hearts and lungs were already documented as too high in ratio the hips and thighs.
So as long as you're aiming for a healthier lifestyle - don't deny the size of your backside, as it really does have your back when it comes to your health.