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Is thin really beautiful and good? Relationship between waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and female attractiveness
Abstract Two studies were conducted to determine the relative role played by overall body fat and body fat distribution as indicated by the measure of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) in determining femaleExpand
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Ethnic and gender consensus for the effect of waist-to-hip ratio on judgment of women’s attractiveness
The western consensus is that obese women are considered attractive by Afro-Americans and by many societies from nonwestern developing countries. This belief rests mainly on results ofExpand
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Female health, attractiveness, and desirability for relationships: Role of breast asymmetry and waist-to-hip ratio
Abstract Fluctuating asymmetry (FA) of ordinarily bilaterally symmetrical traits in humans has been proposed to indicate developmental anomaly. Recent research has shown that individuals with minimalExpand
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Beauty is in the eye of the plastic surgeon: Waist–hip ratio (WHR) and women’s attractiveness
Abstract Attractiveness conveys reliable information about a woman’s age, health, and fertility. Body fat distribution, as measured by waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), is a reliable cue to a woman’s age,Expand
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Cross-cultural consensus for waist–hip ratio and women's attractiveness
In women of reproductive age, a gynoid body fat distribution as measured by the size of waist–hip ratio (WHR) is a reliable indicator of their sex hormone profile, greater success in pregnancy andExpand
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Childhood Gender Nonconformity and Body Dissatisfaction in Gay and Heterosexual Men
Although researchers have long hypothesized a relation between gender role orientation (i.e., masculinity and femininity) and body dissatisfaction, findings have been inconsistent. The current studyExpand
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Long-term results of tibialis posterior tendon transfer for drop-foot
Twelve patients with drop-foot secondary to sciatic or common peroneal nerve palsy treated with transfer of the tibialis posterior tendon were followed-up for a mean of 90 (24–300) months. In 10Expand
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Synthesis and characterization of rice husk silica, silica-carbon composite and H3PO4 activated silica
This paper discusses synthesis and characterization of (i) rice husk based nanosilica, (ii) nanosilica carbon composite granules and (iii) phosphoric acid activated ash silica. These have beenExpand
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Knowledge about HIV/AIDS among senior secondary school students in Jamnagar, Gujarat
A number o f knowledge, attitude, behavior and practice (KABP) studies conducted in different parts o f India reveal a widespread ignorance and misconceptions about the disease among adolescents.Expand
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Sex differences in obesity and food-directed activity in normal and hyperphagic rats
Age-matched male and female rats with lesions in the ventromedial hypothalamic area were compared for food consumption as a function of fixed-ratio schedule and palatability of food. Results showExpand
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