Here’s some good news for women with wide hips: you may be smarter than all those reed-thin women who appear in magazine ads and not just because you save money by buying the 12-incher at Subway.
Women with curvy figures are likely to be brighter than waif-like counterparts
and may well produce more intelligent offspring, a US study suggests.
Researchers studied 16,000 women and girls and found the
more voluptuous performed better on cognitive tests – as did their
The bigger the difference between a woman’s waist and hips the better. [Link]
Don’t be surprised if we see an increase in "booty boosts," especially for students trying to get into Harvard.
Admissions director: "This applicant seems to have it all: high scores, good references and a great waist-to-hip ratio."
Assistant director: "Yeah, and if that isn’t enough, he wrote a great essay, too."
Researchers writing in Evolution and Human Behaviour speculated this was to do with fatty acids found on the hips.
In this area, the fat is likely to be the much touted
Omega-3, which could improve the woman’s own mental abilities as well
as those of her child during pregnancy. [Link]
I’ve seen "Omega 3" printed on a lot of products lately, but I’ve yet to see it on the back of a woman’s shorts.
But experts are not convinced by the findings.
"On the fatty deposits being related to intelligence
front, it’s very hard to detangle that from other factors, such as
social class, for instance, or diet," said Martin Tovee of Newcastle
"And much as we logically like the idea that men are
interested in the waist to hip ratio, it actually features relatively
low down the list of feature males look for in a potential partner." [Link]
Yeah, but that could change when guys start to realize what’s in those hips.
Father: "I don’t understand what Tony sees in his new girlfriend. Is she rich or something?"
Mother: "Of course she is. She’s rich in Omega-3."
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