The mystery of female beauty

J. T. Manning*, R. L. Triverst, Dharminder Singh, R. Thornhill, D. W. Yu, G. H. Shepard

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Yu and Shepard1 have reported a preference for heavy women with high waist-to-hip ratios (WHR) in a culturally isolated population in southeast Peru. Their findings are interesting because a preference for low WHR is widespread in westernized populations2,3,4,5. However, we disagree with their argument that cultural invariance is necessary for an adaptionist interpretation of WHR preference.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-215
Number of pages2
Issue number6733
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 1999
Externally publishedYes


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