Photo courtesy of bedbathandbeyond.comBy Lexi Petronis, Glamour magazine
I can always tell when I'm putting on a little weight, because it goes straight to my belly. It adds a little extra dough to a muffin top, shall we say. Where do you first notice weight gain? The body parts that tend to pack on the most pounds can reveal some interesting things about your health...
According to Everyday Health, a number of recent studies have linked certain health conditions with where on your body you tend to store extra fat. Take a look:
A plump tush: a study by Oxford University suggests that your "apple bottom" may help protect you from diabetes and heart disease, because your butt could help fatty acids and keeps them from getting deposited where they could be harmful (like your organs).
A jiggly belly: Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health showed that people who store more fat on their bellies are more likely to experience restless legs syndrome (a condition that can seriously affect your sleep).
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Chunky hips: Researchers at Northwestern University found a link between mental fog occurring around the time of menopause and women who had more padding on their hips.
Big thighs: Believe or not, a Danish study found that the thinner a person's thighs, the higher the risk for heart disease and premature death. And another study from the University of Adelaide discovered that heavier legs translated to better metabolic function and less risk of diabetes.
A large bust: Researchers at Harvard University and the University of Toronto found a link between the size of a woman's chest and her risk for type 2 diabetes (the bigger her bust, the higher the chance of getting it).
So where do you most notice extra weight?
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