I know many ladies would be happy about this. Want to have a big butt without surgery? All you have to do is sit down for long hours. Scientists at Tel Aviv University have confirmed that sitting really does cause a fat backside.
The more we sit down, the more fat cells in the buttocks expand creating a rounder derriere.
They revealed that ‘Cellular expansion’ plays a key role in fat production because the pressure on cells causes them to increase in size by 50 per cent.Fat cells exposed to sustained, chronic pressure – such as what happens to the buttocks when you’re sitting down – experienced accelerated growth of lipid droplets, which are molecules that carry fats.
‘Contrary to muscle and bone tissue, which get mechanically weaker with disuse, fat depots in fat cells expanded when they experienced sustained loading by as much as 50 per cent. This was a substantial discovery.’