November 28th, 2012

caspar david friedrich

In which *I* take it on the chin, partway

Here's a memory test, and to see who is still reading this. A certain esteemed lady hereon mentioned that she and her pals actually responded to skinnier guys. I pooh-pohh'd it. But it seems there's some general applicability.

The results revealed that fatness, as measured with facial adiposity, was linked to both antibody response and attractiveness, with pudgier men both having weaker immune systems and being seen as less appealing by the fertile women. A statistical analysis found that contrary to what the immunocompetence handicap would suggest, masculinity was not linked to either immune response or bodily or facial attractiveness. "We found that a man’s weight serves as a better indicator of the relationship between immune response and attractiveness than masculinity does," Coetzee said. "It is therefore more likely that Latvian women use weight, rather than masculinity, in their subconscious judgments of a man’s immunity." -