(That’s ‘thicker’ in the American blues sense, meaning amply proportioned but shapely.)
Scientists say: big bottoms and thighs protect against cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Big bellies… don’t.
Lead researcher Dr Konstantinos Manolopoulos, of Oxford University, said: “It is shape that matters and where the fat gathers.
“Fat around the hips and thighs is good for you but around the tummy is bad.”
He said in an ideal world, the more fat around the thighs the better – as long as the tummy stays slim.
Coolness. I shall continue to cultivate the figure of a pre-agrarian fertility statue* secure in the knowledge that it is excellent for my health.
*Pub quiz question: What is the Greek-derived term for this type of female figure? (Archaeology buffs, sing it with me now…)