A Woman’s Body Shape & Waist Hip Ratio Is Related to IQ?:
Damn You SALMA HAYEK!!!
!-Yet Another reason to love hot women!!
(++ Note to self: Must become scientist who gets paid to study female hotness.)
According to a study by the University of Pittsburgh and UC Santa Barbara on about 16,000 women, those with a lower waist to hip ratio scored better on cognitive tests and so did their children…
For some reason the research suggests the female body tends to concentrate the most brain-friendly fats, -Omega 3s-, around the hips and thighs.
This was opposed to Omega 6s which are mostly stored around the waist and are less beneficial to brain function.
Apples, It’s Not Your Fault! Rulers Just Squeak By:
Unfortunately, for the ‘Apple’-shaped women out there, the study definitely found the bias toward Omega 6s in that shape to have negative consequences.
The ‘Ruler’-shapes did not experience as much of a negative effect, as the reduction in both Omegas was ~equal.
Is It Genetics, Diet, Or Cortisol?:
-> SO: Is this purely Genetic or partially Dietary?
Does it have more to do with bone structure & musculature than pure fat stores? (as there was no mention of BF%)
So If She Changes Into An Hourglass Figure, She Gets More Intelligent?:
*Most Importantly, Does this mean that if women consume more Omega 3s over time, they’ll store more of it around their hips and thighs and thus be smarter and have smarter children?
Can women change their body shape -at least in part- by completely switching the type of fats they consume?
Or is it more related to a tendency to have high-cortisol? -As a few sources suggest that promotes abdominal fat-storage.
The study offers no help there; just the correlation.
-Though making sure you get a regular healthy dose of Omega 3s probably can’t hurt. But it may not make you an hourglass woman, or smarter; just saying…
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• via: TimesOnline
• More Coverage: ITWire
• Source Study: J.EvolHumBehav-Waist-hip ratio and cognitive ability: is gluteofemoral fat a privileged store of neurodevelopmental resources?