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Evolutionary curveball for curvy?

By Felicia Mello
Globe Correspondent / December 22, 2008

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Having something less than the classic "hourglass" figure may have its benefits after all. While women with curvy figures might enjoy more attention from men in Western culture, and find it easier to become pregnant, new research suggests they may also face some evolutionary disadvantages compared to women with thicker waists. (Full article: 880 words)

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