Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Good News For The Gals

If I had written this article I would have phrased it a little more diplomatically, but in any event it should make all you women out there feel better about yourselves.

Fat butts, big thighs in women make smarter kids
Women with fat butts and thighs make more intelligent children because what some women might consider to be a stubborn problem has actually a very profound reason – it makes more intelligent children. New research into the reason behind the fat in women, especially a woman’s behind and thighs, has found that the development of babies’ brains relies on the fat supply coming directly from a mother’s thighs and bottoms.

... Dr. William Lassek provides the following explanation:

“You need lots of fat to make a nervous system and the fats in these areas [buttocks and thigh] are also enriched in DHA [docosahexaenoic acid] which is a particularly important component in the human brain."
If that's true, then Kim Kardashian's kids are going to be friggin' geniuses.

It also offers an explanation as to why some men prefer larger women.
... the quantity of such fat supplies may directly affect a child’s intelligence and chances of survival — which could also provide a clue as to why some men are evolutionarily hardwired to prefer curvier women.

(Professor Will Lassek of the University of Pittsburg says) "It looks as if women have evolved to accumulate these fats and hold on to them — until a baby arrives.”

Professor Lassek told the UK’s Sunday Times it has always been a “complete mystery” why women have so much fat. “Mammals’ and primates’ bodies typically have about 5-10 per cent of fat but in human women that rises to 30 per cent on average,” he said.

“This is similar to the levels seen in bears going into hibernation or whales living in cold Arctic seas..."
Gee, being compared to bears or whales should do wonders for a gal's self-esteem.

However, Professor Lassek isn't alone.
David Bainbridge, a reproductive biologist at Cambridge University and author of the upcoming book Curvology: The Origins and Power of Female Body Shape, said there was evidence that women with larger thighs had higher levels of brain-building breastmilk lipids.

“There is even evidence that they and their children are more intelligent as a result,” he said, adding that such factors had affected the evolution of men, hardwiring them to prefer women with curvier figures because their stronger, brighter children would be more likely to survive.
But not to worry, ladies, if you aren't a Kim Kardashian look-alike. Many of us men prefer brains and personality over an oversized derriere.
As to why all women haven’t therefore evolved to look like Kim Kardashian, Dr Bainbridge suggested that although men may prefer curvier women, they may also choose other factors such as intelligence or personality.
Like most men, I ask myself "Who would I prefer to be the mother of my children: A, or B?"


Women engineering students from the University of Maryland jump for joy as they celebrate graduation!
The answer is obvious.

B ... many, many, B's...


Well Seasoned Fool said...

Nothing sexier than brains + courage.

Bag Blog said...

My kids are very intelligent. Nuff said.

Randy H said...

Gonna get me in trouble, I 'looked' at those a little to long.

Old NFO said...

+1 on WSF!!!

CenTexTim said...

WSF and NFO - so you guys get turned on by the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion...? :-)

BB - good for you - and them!

Randy - I'm sure it was just 'research.'