Curvy women with wasp figure have been shown to be more intelligent than apple shaped women.
A survey done in the US has shown that women with large hips and small waists are more intelligent than those with plump or rounded bodies.
Scientists at the Universities of Pittsburgh and California, used data from a study of 16,000 women and girls, which collected details of their body measurements and their scores in cognitive tests.
They found that those women with a greater difference between the waist and hips scored significantly higher on the tests, as did their children.
The study suggests that this is possibly as a result of higher levels of Omega3 fatty acids in the hips.
The researchers suggest that the fat around fuller hips and thighs holds higher levels of Omega3 fatty acids which are essential for the growth of the brain during pregnancy.