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Curvy Women May Be A Clever Bet
BBC News ^ | November 20th, 2009

Posted on 11/20/2009 4:34:44 PM PST by Steelfish

Curvy Women May Be A Clever Bet. Nigella Lawson: Curvy figure and an Oxford degree [Pic in URL].

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.

Men respond to the double enticement of both an intelligent partner and an intelligent child, the researchers at the Universities of Pittsburgh and California said. The findings appear to be borne out in the educational attainments of at least one of the UK's most famous curvaceous women, Nigella Lawson, who graduated from Oxford.

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 University.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: iq; women
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1 posted on 11/20/2009 4:34:44 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

I’m THERE! LOL


2 posted on 11/20/2009 4:35:33 PM PST by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: Steelfish

not buying it. Break it down by race. School stats do not bear this out (and I am one of those mommas with an ample caboose).


3 posted on 11/20/2009 4:39:07 PM PST by wombtotomb
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To: Steelfish
The curves don't have to be all fatty tissue...

katie

That's an old picture of Katie Sandwina. She could put 300 lbs on a bar and do military presses with it.

4 posted on 11/20/2009 4:42:06 PM PST by wendy1946
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To: Steelfish

I see this thread heading for the gutter in 5......4......3.....2....


5 posted on 11/20/2009 4:43:27 PM PST by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: Steelfish


And, now they are!
6 posted on 11/20/2009 4:48:09 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Pistolshot
Everything I know about fat bottomed girls I initially learned from Freddy Mercury.

And who could blame me? As a rock star he obviously had a lot of experience with the ladies......

7 posted on 11/20/2009 4:48:52 PM PST by I Buried My Guns (Buy Lots Of Ammo Today)
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To: Steelfish

... yea, the brains

8 posted on 11/20/2009 4:48:52 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bail out)
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To: Pistolshot

In this thread, a minimal countdown starts at 38... ;-P


9 posted on 11/20/2009 4:49:34 PM PST by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: VRWC For Truth

Men respond to the double enticement...


10 posted on 11/20/2009 4:52:12 PM PST by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

Pssst....Freddie was gay. Sorry to burst your bubble.


11 posted on 11/20/2009 4:53:02 PM PST by Pistolshot (Brevity: Saying a lot, while saying very little.)
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To: Steelfish

Ping to find my way back once the articles are posted.


12 posted on 11/20/2009 4:57:46 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Steelfish

I suspect this is simply a fact of health. Women who are healthy tend to be smarter and have better bodies.

I got to thinking about it and every girl I personally knew who had great figures were at least bright.


13 posted on 11/20/2009 5:01:43 PM PST by yarddog
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To: Steelfish

Patti Ann Browne comes to mind! http://www.pattiannbrowne.com/


14 posted on 11/20/2009 5:02:49 PM PST by WellyP
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To: Pistolshot
Pssst....Freddie was gay. Sorry to burst your bubble.

Actually, Freddy was omnisexual. I believe his exact quote was "I'll go to bed with anything."
15 posted on 11/20/2009 5:03:19 PM PST by fr_freak
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To: Steelfish
Curvy women. One of my all time favorite subjects. plus size models Pictures, Images and Photos plus size models Pictures, Images and Photos plus size models Pictures, Images and Photos plus size models Pictures, Images and Photos plus size models Pictures, Images and Photos
16 posted on 11/20/2009 5:05:57 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: WellyP

I worked for NYIT doing fiber optic research. My
co-workers didn’t look like Patti!

Browne has a Master’s Degree, Summa Cum Laude (GPA 4.0) in Communication Arts from the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury, NY. She attended on a full scholarship (teacher assistantship), which involved teaching news-writing and production skills to undergraduates.


17 posted on 11/20/2009 5:07:14 PM PST by WellyP
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To: WellyP

And not Julia Banderas?


18 posted on 11/20/2009 5:10:10 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: CalvaryJohn

19 posted on 11/20/2009 5:16:14 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border: I dare you to try and cross it. . .)
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To: WellyP
Patti Ann Browne comes to mind!

Brains, beauty and judging from her appearances on Red Eye, a wicked sense of humor. An absolutely unbeatable combination.

20 posted on 11/20/2009 5:16:42 PM PST by ItsForTheChildren
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To: Salgak

21 posted on 11/20/2009 5:18:52 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: I Buried My Guns

omg, he was as queer as a 3 dollar bill.


22 posted on 11/20/2009 5:19:02 PM PST by Shimmer1 (When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt)
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To: Steelfish

23 posted on 11/20/2009 5:20:31 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: CalvaryJohn

So, “curvy” is code for “fat”?


24 posted on 11/20/2009 5:21:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Steelfish
"Hey, hey, Nigella,

Whatcha got cookin'?

How's about cookin' somethin' up with me?

Hey, sweet baby,

Don't you think maybe

We could find us a brand new recipe?"

With a bow to Hank Williams Sr.

26 posted on 11/20/2009 5:24:03 PM PST by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Them there be bodaciously bountiful wimmins ;^)


28 posted on 11/20/2009 5:26:27 PM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: yarddog

(Brains need fat.)

Guess I’m one smart cookie. ;-)


29 posted on 11/20/2009 5:26:58 PM PST by bannie
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To: All

30 posted on 11/20/2009 5:26:58 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: All

Sorry, I’m on another diet...


31 posted on 11/20/2009 5:28:03 PM PST by Hacksaw
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To: Lancey Howard

You say potato, I say potahto.


32 posted on 11/20/2009 5:29:06 PM PST by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Steelfish

That hourglass shape is up there with sunsets, galaxies, and nebulae as the most beautiful of nature’s creations.


33 posted on 11/20/2009 5:37:55 PM PST by ClaudiusI
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To: Hacksaw
This is one time Id rather look at Helen Thomas!
34 posted on 11/20/2009 5:41:44 PM PST by Kiss7
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To: Hacksaw

Oh..lord
godella!


35 posted on 11/20/2009 5:48:19 PM PST by Laura Earl
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To: Steelfish

Hip hip horay for T & A !


36 posted on 11/20/2009 6:16:22 PM PST by tophat9000 (Obama plans to fix America like he fixed his dog)
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To: Steelfish
Spock digs Zaftig
37 posted on 11/20/2009 6:18:40 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: CalvaryJohn; Lazamataz

I’d hit that faster’n Laz would.


38 posted on 11/20/2009 6:19:38 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

disgusting!


39 posted on 11/20/2009 6:22:48 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: All
Curvy doesn't always mean fat:

Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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(I'm not a man, but seems to me Mitzi Gaynor had a spectacular figure.) Image and video hosting by TinyPic

What happened to small waists, hips and shapely legs? Most sex icons today look like a fence post with two cantaloups on top.

40 posted on 11/20/2009 6:50:44 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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41 posted on 11/20/2009 7:04:22 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

Attractive, but looks like to me she could lose some weight.


42 posted on 11/20/2009 7:31:21 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: patriot08
You are SICK man. From WHERE? She doesn't have a belly. She has a healthy weight and a dynamite figure. She looks ready to bear me a healthy smart baby.

Go jump off a Gweneth Paltrow.

43 posted on 11/20/2009 9:07:03 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: allmendream

I am not a man.
Sick? Little extreme.
She needs to lose about 10-15 pounds and firm up.


44 posted on 11/20/2009 9:20:09 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Steelfish

I like smart women.


45 posted on 11/20/2009 9:21:02 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's ego: The "I's" have it.)
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To: allmendream
Go jump off a Gweneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow?!! /the rules>

Nothing wrong with her...except for her brains.

Hmmm, maybe the article has a point!

Cheers!

46 posted on 11/20/2009 9:25:16 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: allmendream
Go jump off a Gweneth Paltrow.

Gwyneth Paltrow?!! /the rules>

Nothing wrong with her...except for her brains.

Hmmm, maybe the article has a point!

Cheers!

47 posted on 11/20/2009 9:25:22 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers
Not enough of anything and too much of nothing.

applicable to both her brains and body.

48 posted on 11/20/2009 9:34:50 PM PST by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed, so how could it be RE-distributed?)
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To: allmendream
Sorry, I like leggy blondes, I married one.

But *my* blonde's IQ is 140+.

Cheers!

49 posted on 11/20/2009 9:46:03 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: CalvaryJohn

Can we keep the pictures coming please? I would post some pics myself but I am not sure how to.

TheArizona


50 posted on 11/20/2009 10:04:09 PM PST by TheArizona
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