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Short Fat Women of the Future

I found this on AOL’s link this morning, LLOOLLLL!

Well, here’s a self-confidence booster — you’re not short and fat, you’re just highly evolved.

According to a study by Yale researchers, humans are still evolving, and women are evolving to become shorter and fatter. It is estimated that in 10 generations, women will be two centimeters shorter, weigh one kilogram (around 2.5 lbs.) more, and look back and wonder what kind of freakish monster Angelina Jolie was. (“What are these jeans called ‘long’ from the Gap?)

But we won’t just be jolly little trolls, we’ll also be healthier, with the study expecting women to have lower cholesterol and better heart health, start menopause later, and have more children earlier in life. The study observed over 2,000 medical histories from Framingham Heart Studies in Massachusetts. Shorter, heavier women have more children, who also grow up to be shorter and heavier.

Let’s also not forget that in addition to shrinking downward while expanding outward, we’ll all also have super-hot faces. Short, fat, healthy and hot. Totally awesome.

You can read the original article on

October 27, 2009 - Posted by | Aging, Beauty, Diet / Weight Loss, Health Issues, Living Conditions


  1. This is actually GOOD news for our family of giantesses (well, the fat part, not so much)! One of our daughters steadfastly reports her height as “five feet, thirteen inches” 😉

    Comment by grammy | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Damn, and I am six foot…
    but need to lose some weight if I want to look good on my hoprse…
    which I am doing btw.
    And it is true, I am not contributing to he procreation of tall women….
    It is partly my fault that women will be short and stubby in the future!

    Comment by Aafke | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  3. I wish men had a justification for being short and fat.. and I just realized recently I’m losing my hair as well!! Waaaaaa 😦

    Comment by Mathai | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  4. Grammy – tall women can walk faster! Tall women look better in clothes!

    Aafke – You look just fine! Is Tareq complaining? 🙂

    LLOOLL, Mathai, my son says it’s the mother’s fault.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  5. 2 centimeter shorter and 1kilogram heavier does not sound too bad and only after 10 generations hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Yale are really hedging their bet . Making sure no one is around to check on their prediction .

    Comment by daggero | October 27, 2009 | Reply

  6. LLLOOLLLL, Daggero! I am guessing that is a change so minimal as to be barely perceptible. I think there are some changes happening, mostly due to diet. I remember my earliest days in Tunisia, Jordan and the Gulf – everyone was wiry! It was true in Germany, too. I always thought it might have to do with drinking milk, but it probably has more to do with eating meat. And, of course, eating fast-food, these days. I think now several countries outstrip the US in average height.

    Comment by intlxpatr | October 28, 2009 | Reply

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