Curvy women are smarter, have smarter babies

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  1. B_johnschlong

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    A study published in theJournal of Evolution and Human Behavior declares that women who have a lower waist-hip ratio tend to have babies who have higher cognitive abilities.
    Interesting research. We already knew that curvier women are more fertile, but their hourglass form now also means higher intelligence and smarter babies. Good to know...
     
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    Link, please?
     
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    Study: Curvy Women Live Longer, Give Birth to Smarter Children
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    The full scientific report will be published soon, it's been made available as an ASAP article.

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    One could conclude that since curvier women hold more Omega-3 fatty acids, other women could supplement their diet with more Omega-3 fatty acids since that assists in brain development during pregnancy. Smarter kids the natural way.
     
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    I don't know that it's been proven anywhere that curvier women are more fertile.

    Also, waist-to-hip ratio tends to favor women who are thinner-- women with higher waist to hip ration tend to be overweight, not underweight. Reading this I wonder whether the correlation is caused by an external factor-- I don't see how the research draws a conclusive causal relationship. At least in the US, people with low socio-economic status tend to be heavier and therefore have a higher waist-to-hip ratio. Socio-economic status seems to have a lot more to do with children's intelligence than many things.

    It's an interesting study, but to draw the conclusion that low waist to hip ratio = intelligence in children seems like quite a stretch. My theory may not be correct at all-- I wanted to demonstrate that they could be link through another factor.

    From what I've read, the main predictor of intelligence and cognitive ability that's been found is the cognitive ability of the biological parents. Even so, it doesn't guarantee much of anything. Intelligent people can and do have children that aren't bright and vice versa.
     
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    Sorry, but obese and fat women have a lower waist-to-hip ratio, not a higher one.

    The hourglass figure simply means: a small waist and big hips. The article clearly says that upper-body fat (as found in obese women) has a negative effect on the intelligence of babies.

    It's really only about the healthy woman with the big curvy hips and the small waist. A matter of pure evolution.

    Like Leila:
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    Hell yea. OMFG!!!


    I'm sure "socio-economic" factors are at play too. But are you really surprized to hear that the healthy hourglass woman is so successful on all fronts? I'm not. Maybe men feel this better. Just look at Leila. Instant hardon there!!! Pure Darwinistic lust!! And it was found our dearest Leila is very smart. Not a coincidence.
     
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    I don't think "curvier" women are necessarily more fertile. I guess you'd have to test fertility levels (not sure how you'd do that in women, since I'm not a biologist or in the medical field), and then measure the waist and hips, but even then there is probably a lot of variance. I have heard of "curvy" women who are unable to have children.

    I would also think that intelligence of the parents and socio-economic status is more a factor in children's intelligence as well.
     
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    Are you calling my mother fat?
     
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    So does that mean we should all get fat? :biggrin1:

    *decides to eat that hot fudge sundae after all* :biggrin1::biggrin1:
     
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    no, you're wrong.

    in general, overweight women store fat in their abdomen especially as you get into very overweight and obesity. it's part of the reason why waist to hip ratio is used to estimate overall health and amount of body fat. a woman who had a trim waist (say, 29 inches) and medium-to-large hips (say 38 inches) has a waist to hip ratio of .76. This is considered healthy. A woman with a lot of abdominal fat, waist 35 inches and hips 38 inches, has a higher waist to hip ratio at .92, which is considered unhealthy. Not all women who are overweight distribute fat the exact same way, but as you get more overweight your waist to hip ratio tends to get higher.
     
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    Oh I see, I thought it was just the other way around. Do you have some links to stuff clarifying this issue? You seem to know a lot about this.


    In any case, I stick to Leila. :wink:
     
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    As no one polices the articles that are posted on the net you can find surveys that claim to prove [practically any point.
     
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    I was actually concerned about this regard myself, as I've been told that I have a waist like a man. :mad:

    But I've taken measurements of my waist and hips, and according to this article, I am well within the "healthy" range. :smile:

    I wasn't concerned with fertility though, as I've never wanted kids and have been "fixed" anyway. I was more concerned with health, and ok to be honest, being supposedly more attractive to men...

    Soooo.... I'm "curvy"! Who knew?
     
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    If you wanted to post a pic of your favourite internet babe, why did you feel the need to create a "research" thread to do so? I think "Leila's hot" would've sufficed.
     
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    Wow, what a one two punch! Fat and Dumb! Thanks...what does it say about men with big bellies and little elsewhere? ( yes I am getting mean in my old age! )
     
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    Curvy women may give birth to smarter kids, they may not, but I have yet to see a woman try to light a fart, I wonder what that proves?
     
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    Just that you know classier women than me.
     
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    LMAO!
     
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