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The celebration of the 'curve' has saturated popular culture in recent years, with the likes of the Kardashian sisters, Nicki Minaj, Amber Rose, Beyoncé and Blac Chyna supposedly flying the flag for curvacious women everywhere.

And while rocking a pear-shaped figure might place you in A-list company, it also reportedly does wonders for your physical health.


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According to recent research, women who carry fat in their hips, thighs and bum are at a lower risk of developing a number of different diseases, including heart attacks, strokes and diabetes.

For years, we've known that carrying weight around your middle can contribute to ill health as it impacts the internal organs, but research has now confirmed that storing weight in your lower half helps to draw fat away from those organs.

So, what's the difference between fat around the midriff and fat around the hips and thighs?

Well, the former is known as visceral fat and releases harmful chemicals which, as already stated, can effect the main organs of the body, while the latter is known as subcutaneous fat which doesn't have the same effect and actually indirectly protects the heart.

The findings, which were conducted by researchers at the University of Tubingen, has been published in the journal of Cell Metabolism.



Singer Katy Perry has taken to Twitter to blast the art of taking selfies.

The singer, who is currently letting her hair down at California music festival Coachella, tweeted, “Dear festival friends, remember selfing is a disease.”


Katy was apparently posing for photographers at Harpers Bazaar’s private pool party when she was asked to take a selfie with another guest.

The 28-year-old singer reportedly refused at first and then spoke out against the popular trend before agreeing to a picture.

Katy then vented her frustrations via Twitter.

Comedienne Amy Poehler has also recently spoken out against the trend saying, “The amount of Instagram selfies is out–of–control.”

She added, “Pictures were an addition to the experience. Now the picture is the experience. If I’m hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it’s like ‘Ugh.’ I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience.”