Big butts make for big brains.
According to a University of Oxford study recently in the news, women with bigger butts were found to be more intelligent.
UF finance sophomore Annie Bryan considers herself living proof. The 19-year-old has 3.8 grade point average and also considers her butt to be her best asset. But she isn’t fully convinced her grades have anything to do with her nice behind.
“I think my butt has more to do with my exercise routine than my grade point average,” she said.
The study linked big butts in females to intelligence due to the omega-3 fats that are connected to brain development. The study also said big butts are connected to lower risks for heart problems and diabetes.
Dr. Hal Brodsky of Gainesville Family Physicians said he is unfamiliar with the study, but there has been evidence for a decade in the field of diabetes research that fat in the butt and thighs isn’t necessarily unhealthy.
“Fat in the butt and thighs produces healthy cholesterol,” he said. “People with fat in the stomach area tend to have more health problems.”
Brodsky said pear-shaped people, who generally have small waists and larger butts and thighs, can still be healthy even if their body mass index is higher than average.
Still, “I don’t think Kim Kardashian is getting any smarter with time,” he said.
A version of this story ran on page 8 on 11/5/2013 under the headline "Baby got brains: Butt size linked to smarts"