A TikTok famous doctor has revealed that big bums could be a sign that you are going to live a long life. Watch below:
Dr Karan Rajan is known for busting myths and giving us an insight into the medical world on social media, sharing bizarre facts and stories with his millions of followers.
And in a recent video shared on his TikTok account, the doc explained that research has shown how fat in the gluteofemoral region of one's bottom area can actually reduce the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
"That's because these two types of fat behave differently," he said.
"Visceral fat can wrap around the organs and release fatty acids and cytokines which can cause inflammation.
"This can damage the heart as well as other things.
"But with more posterial padding or gluteofemoral fat, this type of fat is typically distributed under the skin, subcutaneous.
"Fat in this region can actually act like a sponge, it can store fatty acids and stop it going into the internal organ, so remember, thick thighs can save lives."
The study Dr Karan is referring to looked at more than 5,000 patients who were classed as either overweight or obese.
And it found that the overweight men whose thighs measured over 55cm and women who were over 54cm consistently had lower blood pressure, which is a sign of good health.
"In contrast to stomach fat, leg fat may be beneficial for metabolism," wrote Dr Zhen Yang, the author of the study.
"The most likely cause of this association is that there is more thigh muscle and/or fat deposited under the skin which secretes various beneficial substances that help keep blood pressure in a relatively stable range."
Speaking of bottom issues, Dr Karan recently warned his followers about the dangers of spending too long on the loo.
In a post to his page, he explained that we shouldn't spend more than 10 minutes on the toilet, simply saying that gravity 'is not your friend'.
"Don't do this!" the video is captioned, with Dr Karan telling the camera three things that people shouldn't ever do on the toilet.
According to the NHS, haemorrhoids - also known as 'piles' - are lumps inside and around your bottom (anus).
They often get better on their own 'after a few days', but there are also a number of things you can do to treat and prevent them, including some listed by the doctor.
He said: "The longer you spend on the toilet the longer the blood can pool in these rectal veins causing haemorrhoids."
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