Large breasts and narrow waists indicate high reproductive potential in women

  title={Large breasts and narrow waists indicate high reproductive potential in women},
  author={G. Jasienska and A. Ziomkiewicz and P. Ellison and S. Lipson and I. Thune},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={1213 - 1217}
  • G. Jasienska, A. Ziomkiewicz, +2 authors I. Thune
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • Physical characteristics, such as breast size and waist–to–hip ratio (WHR), function as important features used by human males to assess female attractiveness. [...] Key Result Furthermore, women who are characterized by both narrow waists and large breasts have 26% higher mean E2 and 37% higher mean mid–cycle E2 levels than women from three groups with other combinations of body–shape variables, i.e. low WHR with small breasts and high WHR with either large or small breasts. Such gains in hormone levels among…Expand Abstract

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