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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Curvy Women More Intelligent

According to researchers writing in Evolution and Human Behaviour, women with curvy figures may be more intelligent than their waif-like counterparts.

Researchers studied 16,000 women and girls and found the more voluptuous performed better on cognitive tests - as did their children. Apparently the bigger the difference between a woman's waist and hips the better.

The researchers speculated that it is to do with the fatty acid found on the hips, apparent the fat is likely to be Omega-3, which could improve the woman's own mental abilities as well as those of her child during pregnancy.


oldcrow61 said...

I heard this on the news this morning. Cripes, I must be brilliant...(said as she falls over laughing.)

Cherrypie said...

Jessica Rabbit for Prime Minister

Anna said...

CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION!!! Damn media forget to point that out.

My professional opinion is that it's due to diet, and socio-economic status, both of which affect waist-hip ratio and intelligence (or IQ at least). But I'd need to do some considerable research to back that up.

Preferably some that involves me attempting to increase my hip size by eating ice cream and cake.

Come to think of it, my whole life has been undertaking that research...