14 June 2009
They also found that men found women with an hourglass figure more attractive. (Who pays for this research? Ed.)
So by adding 2 and 2 and getting 5, the researchers concluded that men are attracted to shapely women because they are more likely to have intelligent offspring!
On a more serious note, the research was actually looking at the fatty acids that aid the development of the brain and found that the fat around a woman’s hips and thighs hold higher levels of omega 3 fatty acids, which are essential for brain growth during pregnancy, whereas the fat around the waist contains higher levels of omega 6 fatty acids, which can actually have a negative effect on brain development. Women with wide hips and narrow waists are therefore better suited to producing babies with better developed brains.
Click here to read a longer article on the subject on the MyBrain website.
Posted by Alistair Schofield at Sunday, June 14, 2009