Optimum body-mass index and maximum sexual attractiveness

@article{Tove1998OptimumBI,
  title={Optimum body-mass index and maximum sexual attractiveness},
  author={M. Tov{\'e}e and Susan Reinhardt and J L Emery and PL Cornelissen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352}
}
Evolutionary psychology suggests that a woman’s sexual attractiveness is based on cues of reproductive potential. We compared two potential cues of body shape and weight. The conventional measure of female body shape is the waist/hip ratio, which has become a major determinant of physical attractiveness. A ratio of 0·7 (a curvaceous body) is said to be the optimum of attractiveness. The waist/hip ratio is thought to represent a fat distribution that leads to maximum fertility. However… CONTINUE READING

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