328 W. Claiborne St.
P.O. Box 964
Monroeville, Alabama 36460
(251) 575-4203
Women's Health
Basic InformationLatest News
Women Falling Short on Birth Defect PreventionMore Women Choose Breast Reconstruction After MastectomyBreast Cancer Screenings Still Best for Early DetectionBeauty Standards Evolved From 1990 to 2017Hormone Therapy May Be OK for Women With MigrainesHealth Tip: Recognizing Symptoms of Ovarian CystsMigraine MattersTalk Therapy May Help Menopause WoesTrauma's Toll on a Woman's HeartBiomarkers of Ovarian Reserve Don't Indicate InfertilityFertility Tests May Not Be Best Gauge of Your Biological ClockDouble Mastectomy May Mean a Hit to the PaycheckHate UTIs? One Simple Step Can Cut the RiskWhite House to Roll Back Birth Control Mandate in Employers' Health Care PlansObesity Screening Recommended for Midlife WomenHigh Blood Pressure in 40s a Dementia Risk for Women?Abortion Access Varies Widely Across U.S.Delays in Diagnosis Hurt Women Who Have Heart DiseaseEngaging Muslim Women May Up Odds of MammogramMastectomy Study Confirms 'Jolie Effect'Laser Tx Aids Genitourinary Symptoms of MenopauseIUD Won't Interfere With Breast-FeedingEarly Onset of Pregnancy Complication May Raise Heart RisksUSPSTF Backs Cervical Cancer Screening With Cytology or hrHPVSurgeons Play Big Role in Women's Choices for Breast Cancer CareDoes Mother's Mental Health Affect Pregnancy?Hormone Therapy in Menopause Not Tied to Increased MortalityBeing Heard Key for Women After Gender-Based ViolenceHPV Test Alone OK for Cervical Cancer Screening Over 30: Expert PanelIs an Occasional Drink OK During Pregnancy?Could Hormone Supplements for Menopause Make a Comeback?Lidocaine Nerve Block Reduces Pain During IUD InsertionManaging Pain Can Be a Puzzle After Breast Cancer8 Ways College Women Can Protect Their HealthNumber of Women Seeing Obstetrician-Gynecologists DropsBreast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis RiskHPV Vaccine May Even Protect Women Who Never Got ItSleepless Nights Plague Many Women in Middle AgeHealth Tip: Suggestions for New MomsToo Many New Mothers Silent on Postpartum DepressionEstrogen Via Patch Superior for Menopausal Sexual SymptomsMany U.S. Women Unaware of Fibroid Treatments: PollFlame Retardants Associated With Reduced IVF SuccessWomen at Risk for Alzheimer's Face Critical 10-Year Window, Study SaysCould an Estrogen Patch Boost Women's Sex Lives in Menopause?Mortality Estimates Favor Annual Mammography From Age 40Outdoor Nighttime Light Exposure Linked to Breast Cancer RiskStudy Supports Annual Mammograms Starting at Age 40Could Urban Lighting Raise Breast Cancer Risk for Some Women?High-Cal Foods May Raise Cancer Risk in Women, Even Without Weight Gain
LinksSelf-Help Groups
Related Topics

Wellness and Personal Development
Mental Disorders

Beauty Standards Evolved From 1990 to 2017

HealthDay News
Updated: Oct 11th 2017

new article illustration

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Beauty standards are evolving over time, with a wider variety of skin colors and inclusion of older age groups in more recent years, according to a research letter published online Oct. 11 in JAMA Dermatology.

Mayra B.C. Maymone, M.D., D.Sc., from Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues compared People magazine's World's Most Beautiful (WMB) list in 1990 with that in the 2017 issue to examine whether beauty standards have changed. The 50 celebrities from the 1990 WMB list were compared with the 135 from the 2017 WMB list.

The researchers found that in 1990, Fitzpatrick skin types I to III represented 88 percent of the celebrities on the list and Fitzpatrick skin types IV to VI represented 12 percent; in contrast, in 2017, Fitzpatrick skin types I to III and IV to VI represented 70.4 and 29.6 percent, respectively (P = 0.01). There was an increase in mean age, from 33.2 years in 1990 to 38.9 years in 2017 (P = 0.003). There was also an increase in the proportion of females (52 to 88.1 percent; P < 0.001) and an increase in the proportion of individuals of nonwhite race (24 to 40 percent; P = 0.04). Those of mixed race were represented by 2 percent and 10.4 percent in 1990 and 2017 (P = 0.07).

"The classic notion of beauty is a matter of mathematical conceptions and instantiating definite proportions," the authors write. "We found that these beauty standards are evolving as people learn how to integrate the effects of media with exposure to new cultures and different norms."

Abstract/Full Text

328 W. Claiborne St.
P.O. Box 964
Alabama 36460
Tel: (251)575-4203

powered by centersite dot net