THICK THIGHS SAVE LIVES: WHY BIGGER THIGHS ARE HEALTHIER (SERIOUSLY!)

Posted On : 07/28/2016

“I don’t like my shape.”
“My thighs are too big.”
“I wish I had smaller legs to fit into cute jeans.”

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Those are all real statements from women who were considered to have an larger than average thigh size. Some women reading this may be able to relate. But the medical fact of the matter is, thicker thighs can be healthy. For real.

To find out how thigh circumference affects health, Harvard Health reported that Danish scientists evaluated 2,816 men and women ages 35 to 65 who were free of heart disease, stroke, and cancer when they joined the study in the late ’80s. Each participant provided a detailed health history and each underwent comprehensive examinations that included measurements of height, weight, and thigh, hip, and waist circumferences, as well as body fat percentage, which was determined by the highly accurate impedance method.

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