Babies’ Brain Development & Mommy’s Butt and Thigh Fat Connection
Usually, Adult Men like big butts and there is a reason behind it which is natural and kind of a good and healthy reason. It helps babies develop their brains properly. During a study, Researchers have found that especially during breastfeeding, babies’ brain development directly relies on fat supplies stripped directly from the mother’s thighs and bottom.
Compared to men and other primates in the wild, women and females have much more total body fat. The body fat distribution is also very different because women have more fat and less abdominal and visceral fat than men, resulting in lower waist-hip ratios. Researchers wanted to conduct a study on why this happens, and why women with high hip to waist ratios are generally considered more attractive.
They found that the quantity of fat on those areas of the body directly affect the baby’s chances of survival, as well as the child’s intelligence (though with a very small effect). This may indicate why men prefer curvier women.
According to Professor Will Lassek of the University of Pittsburgh, the fats in women’s buttocks and thighs are high in a chemical called docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA. DHA is essential for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants. DHA is also required for maintenance of normal brain function in adults. The inclusion of plentiful DHA in the diet improves learning ability, whereas deficiencies of DHA are associated with deficits in learning.
“Mammals’ and primates’ bodies typically have about 5-10 percent of fat but in human women that rise to 30 percent on average,” Lassek added. In a way, this is similar to hibernation – except the fat is not for feeding the woman herself, but rather her baby. It’s an interesting evolutionary trade which may have contributed to our development as a species.
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