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Small Waist, Big Bum

Some of these studies are just too much. This study claims the results show that the curvier a woman is, the smarter she, and her children, are. From today’s BBC Health News.

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 children.

The bigger the difference between a woman’s waist and hips the better.

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.

You can read the entire article HERE.

November 13, 2007 - Posted by | Family Issues, Health Issues, Mating Behavior, News, Statistics, Women's Issues


  1. WOHOO!!!

    Comment by Chika | November 13, 2007 | Reply


    Comment by intlxpatr | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  3. Bring on the curviness!!

    Comment by Swair | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  4. And the chocolate!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  5. i beleive this calls for a celebration! lets bring out the buffet everybody!

    now all the fat kids who r bullied in school can say “at least i’m smarter than u – its scientifically proven!”

    Comment by This Lady | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  6. . . . and you have the study to prove it, Lady!

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 13, 2007 | Reply

    • women with bigass& small waist are sexy &shape

      Comment by peter ticharwa | May 1, 2013 | Reply

    • women with bigass& small waist are sexy &shape i love it

      Comment by peter ticharwa | May 1, 2013 | Reply

  7. I thought that the brain is located in the “head”!!!

    Comment by True Faith | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  8. Yes chubby women rule.

    Thin small women die! (except those that feed me)

    Comment by Purgatory | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  9. Hahah IntlXpatr
    I had that ready to post with a darned good photo too😛

    Comment by jewaira | November 13, 2007 | Reply

  10. I am going to pass on this one.
    Hang on, did you mention bun size or bum size?

    ‘Twas prolly a “Supersize Me Industry” funded BBC survey.

    Comment by French Women Don't Get Fat | November 14, 2007 | Reply

  11. True Faith – LLLLOOOOLLLLLLL! And whoda thought we store those fatty acids in our tushes?

    Purg – Women Rule, big guy!

    Jewaira – I would LOVE to see that! And your take is always a little different from mine – Please, Lady J, post away.

    Beautiful Liar – You know, I have that book. The secret is small portions and walk everywhere. And eat delicious French food every chance you get. Taste is everything.😉

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 14, 2007 | Reply

  12. Now that I have lost weight I find this out ;p

    *goes back to munching away at Peppes Pizza*


    [5 minutes later]

    Actually my fanny is still big enough to produce high IQ kids.

    *Seriously contemplates reproducing for the good of mankind*

    Comment by Mirror Polisher | November 14, 2007 | Reply

  13. Yeh, MP, who knew!🙂

    Comment by intlxpatr | November 14, 2007 | Reply

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