Fat and nasally: not attractive

According to researchers, traditional qualities of physical attractiveness such as height, body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) can also reveal telling information about a person’s immunocompetence.

“According to an evolutionary point of view, traits related to attractiveness are supposed to be honest signals of biological quality,” the researchers said.

“We analysed whether nasal and throat colonisation with potentially pathogenic bacteria is related to