Fat isn’t simply fat: because of a number of differences between the body’s various fat deposits, stomach fat is bad for you, while fat on the hips and thighs is beneficial.
Stomach fat – in particular the fat in the abdominal cavity around the organs – transmits many free fatty acids and numerous hormones (adipokines), which can damage the body and can contribute to the development of heart diseases.
Buttock fat is good
Fat deposits on the hips and thighs store free fatty acids, so they do not harm the body. Hip and thigh fat also secretes hormones with beneficial effects on the body.
This means that a large butt can be an advantage in health terms. Weight loss alone may not be enough – reducing stomach fat while retaining hip and thigh fat is important to our health and life expectancy.