Having an odd-shaped nose or big bottom are usually not considered beautiful, but we have good news for those of you who may be unhappy with your body image. Having these, so-called, imperfections are actually good.
Many studies have shown lower levels of bad cholesterol and higher levels of good cholesterol in people with larger buttocks, leading to a lower risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular sclerosis. A study by Oxford University in the U.K. also found that people with large buttocks were at a lower risk of diabetes.
Moles can sometimes be unsightly, and they do lead to an increased risk of skin cancer. But researchers from King’s College at the University of London showed that people with moles are generally six to seven years younger than their chronological age, and their risk of suffering from heart disease and osteoporosis is lower.
A study conducted by the University of Iowa found that the bigger the nose, the more protection against inhaling dust and other contaminants. This helps to protect against harmful bacteria, including those that cause colds and flu.
A Denmark study conducted over a period of 12 years involving 2,816 men and women, found that the men and women with a thigh circumference of 24.4 inches (62 cm) had a lower risk of heart disease and premature death, than the men and women with thinner thighs.
Research has found that human toes have shortened over time in order to help people run faster. “Longer toes require muscles to do more work, and exert stronger forces to maintain stability, compared to shorter toes,” said University of Calgary anthropologist Campbell Rolian.
Dr. Ralph Holm, a biomedical expert, says that people with larger outer ears can channel sound into the ear canal more easily, so people with large ears are less likely to suffer from hearing loss as they age.
Researched by Monica Song and Kathy McWilliams