Bombshell study: Men aren't attracted to women who look unhealthy

The research from St Andrews University, published in the journal Perception, involved a group of male students.

Researchers asked them to rate photographs of female faces for attractiveness.

The women in the ‘normal’ weight range were rated as better looking than the skinny ones. Researcher Professor David Perrett said: ‘This sends out a strong message to all the girls out there who believe you have to be underweight to be attractive.