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Women With Bigger Butts Are Smarter And Healthier According To Science! Yay Science!

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If you're anything like Sir Mix-a-Lot, chances are you're a fan of big butts!

But apparently there are more advantages to having a bodacious bum than meets the eye!

Scientists from the University of Oxford found that women with curvaceous cabooses are not only on average healthier, but they also tend to be smarter than women with tiny tails!!

According to science, ladies with rounder rumps have lower levels of

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Heavy D Died From A Blood Clot In His Lung

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Heavy D Death

The mysterious death of rapper and actor Heavy D has been solved.

An El Lay coroner determined the Now That We Found Love singer died of not only a pulmonary embolism caused by a blood clot in his lung, but several other conditions including deep leg vein thrombosis and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease.

While those conditions, which are associated with obesity, are entirely preventable, they often go undiagnosed until it's too late.

The 44-year-old unexpectedly passed away on November 8th after he collapsed at his Beverly Hills home.

Rest in peace, D!

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An Apple A Day Reduces Risk Of Stroke

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An apple a day does more than keep the dentist away. It reduces the risk of stroke by 9% for every 25 grams eaten per day!

Research published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association showed those who ate more white-fleshed fruit and vegetables were less likely to suffer a stroke over 10 years.

In fact, the risk of stroke decreased by 9% for every 25 grams of white-fleshed fruit (that means pears too!) eaten per day. By this logic, since the average size of an apple or pear is 100 to 125 grams each, eating one a day decreases your risk of stroke up to 45%!

White-fleshed fruit specifically contains large amounts of a plant compound called quercetin which is known to reduce the inflammation that is linked to hardening arteries and cardiovascular disease.

Linda Oude Griep, the lead author of the study, believes that while eating white-fleshed fruit is an easy way to prevent stroke, it's important to consume all types of fruits and veggies, explaining:

"To prevent stroke, it may be useful to consume considerable amounts of white fruits and vegetables. For example, eating one apple a day is an easy way to increase white fruits and vegetable intake. However, other fruits and vegetable color groups may protect against other chronic diseases. Therefore, it remains of importance to consume a lot of fruits and vegetables."

In other studies, apples have been found to assist weight loss because of their high dietary fiber! All the more reason to start giving Granny Smith more business.

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Star Jones Lobby's For The American Heart Association

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Star Jones posed for photographers in Washington D.C. on Tuesday where she was busy lobbying on behalf of the American Heart Association.

After having open heart surgery herself a little over a year ago, her mission to raise funds to fight cardiovascular disease became personal.

The television personality even brought the causes to the limelight when she raised a record-breaking $170,000 for AHA on Celebrity Apprentice in the first episode!

Dang! Now that's impressive!

On top of experiencing the potentially deadly disease herself, she has done her research, explaining:

"I don't know how many people really do understand the fact that 82 million people in the United States suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease and it's the number one killer of all Americans, it's the number one killer of women, it's the number one killer of African Americans."

So scary! We're glad you're dedicating your time to raise awareness and hopefully save some lives.

Keep up the good work, Star!

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