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Old 10th June 2011   #4
M. Lopez
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Default Re: Being full-figured is good for health (study)

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Originally Posted by Pamela
what's new in this article is that it shatters the myth that fullness is only healthy depending on where it appears on the body. Far from being unhealthy, some women simply naturally store fullness in their midsection -- and this, it turns out, is healthy too

More studies are now confirming this fact. A report released just the other day draws the same conclusion.

http://www.thelancet.com/journals/l...0105-0/fulltext

The salient point:

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BMI, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio, whether assessed singly or in combination, do not importantly improve cardiovascular disease risk prediction in people in developed countries

In other words, it doesn't matter if a plus-size goddess has a supposedly "high" BMI or a full waist. These qualities doesn't diminish her health at all.

Rather, as the links that the others have posted in this thread show, being fuller-figured is better for female health than being skinny.

The world has been turned upside-down for too long; now it's starting to right itself, and people are rediscovering the obvious truth: that looking like a well-fed goddess is both healthier and more gorgeous than looking like a famine victim. This fact should be blindingly obvious, and it is, but the media propaganda war against curves has been waged for so long that people started to think that down was up and black was white. But no more. Now, at last, people are realizing that traditional aesthetic values were correct, after all, and that androgynous modernity was the lie.
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