thinness


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thinness

the state of being thin. Called also light condition.

Patient discussion about thinness

Q. does serratrol thin your blood?

A. i don't know about blood thinning but i do know that when i looked for information about it (i looked for an alternative medicine for my mother) i found out this review about it:
http://www.medicine.ox.ac.uk/bandolier/booth/alternat/serrapep.html

according to this after reviewing 34 researches done on serratrol - they found no evidence supporting the claim it helps.

Q. Why is it so hip to be thin and fit???? not everyone can be as thin and as fit as the society demands? was it always like that ? because i feel like if you are gaining a little extra pounds you are doomed !!! people condem you as a less better man in the good case .. in the worst case you won't have friends ....

A. i think that the in the biological way of thinking - people are attracted to what seems healthy, it has more chance of giving healthy child that will survive. in African cultures that food is scarce- being big considered to be healthy and attractive. in our culture- being over weight means unhealthy, but so is too skinny. so going back and forth with a few ponds is fine. but the two extreme situations are unattractive for most men.

Q. how do celebrities look so thin and beautiful? what is their secret?

A. and all sorts of liposuctions and esthetic surgery...

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References in classic literature ?
Her hair, of a shaded fairness, arranged with exquisite taste, fell in silky curls over her lovely mantling cheeks; she passed across the paper a delicate hand, whose thinness announced her extreme youth.
You are altogether perfection; even your pallor and thinness are perfect; one could not wish you otherwise.
On the little plateau which crowned the barren hill there stood a single giant boulder, and against this boulder there lay a tall man, long-bearded and hard-featured, but of an excessive thinness.
The hollowness and thinness of his face would have caused them to look large, under his yet dark eyebrows and his confused white hair, though they had been really otherwise; but, they were naturally large, and looked unnaturally so.
The smallness of the house and thinness of the walls brought everything so close to her, that, added to the fatigue of her journey, and all her recent agitation, she hardly knew how to bear it.
As they lay closely packed together, covered, for warmth's sake, with their patched and ragged clothes, little could be distinguished but the sharp outlines of pale faces, over which the sombre light shed the same dull heavy colour; with, here and there, a gaunt arm thrust forth: its thinness hidden by no covering, but fully exposed to view, in all its shrunken ugliness.
And in like manner does the touch adequately perceive the qualities of thickness or thinness, or softness or hardness?
He was about the middle height, but the thinness of his body, and the length of his legs, gave him the appearance of being much taller.
To walk with Katharine in the flesh would either feed that phantom with fresh food, which, as all who nourish dreams are aware, is a process that becomes necessary from time to time, or refine it to such a degree of thinness that it was scarcely serviceable any longer; and that, too, is sometimes a welcome change to a dreamer.
said Rosamond, whose very lips seemed to get thinner with the thinness of her utterance.
Thinness was defined as BMI for age below -2 SD (Standard deviation) and stunting as height for age below -2 SD.
However, experts from Seoul National University of Medicine, who led the study, were unable to say whether depression leads to thinness or vice versa.