Monday, July 2, 2018

Muscular women, more attractive than thin ones, according to researchers :

Muscular women, more attractive than thin ones, according to researchers
Researchers at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in the USA, examined the types of bodies that people find most attractive, and found that the percentage of the group that prefers muscular bodies is higher than that attracted by thin bodies. The researchers studied the photos of women in the Miss USA contest and found that over the past 15 years, the winners have become more and more muscular. They reached this conclusion by analyzing the photos of the winners from 1999 to 2013.

In a follow-up study, researchers also conducted a study to find out if the ideal female figure of extreme thinness is also changing to include muscle tone. They showed pictures of 14 women to 64 students. Each pair of images was identical, except that in one version the muscle definition had been digitally deleted, giving the women slim in one photo and tonic in the other.

When the images were presented to participants separately, they found the "thin only" and "tonic and thin" versions equally appealing. But when the images were presented simultaneously in pairs, participants felt that muscle figures were the most attractive.

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