Good news Curvy girls...Women with bigger butts are said to bear more intelligent children.According to scientists, fat supplies found in a woman's thighs and buttocks are needed to develop babies' brains.
The cells were found to contribute directly to brain development during breastfeeding, with a woman's behind acting as a reserve for vital nutrients.
The claims were made by researchers from the University of Pittsburgh, who added that women with large quantities of such fats in target areas were shown to produce more intelligent children.
The fat in these areas is a depot for building a baby's brain,' Professor Will Lassek, a publichealth epidemiologist at the university, told the Sunday Times.
'You need lots of fat 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. 'It looks as if women have evolved to accumulate these fats and hold on to them - until a baby arrives. ‘While the stubborn cells are constantly there, they are mobilized during pregnancy to allow a baby's brain to soak up their enriching properties.