Although I saw this news about this when Kate Harding Twittered about it, I didn’t get a chance to post the link until today! It’s a story about a study that suggests having larger or more muscular thighs is better than having thin ones.
People who have agonised over their fat thighs might be able to relax a bit — Danish doctors said on Thursday they found patients with the thinnest thighs died sooner than the more endowed.
Obesity, age, smoking and other factors did not reduce the effect, the researchers reported in the British Medical Journal. “Our results suggest that there might be an increased risk of premature death related to thigh size.”
One study of something that is “unlikely to be clinically useful” so, not very scientific, really. And you guys with thin thighs probably don’t need to worry too much. And there is plenty in there about how large waist size and abdominal fat are both harbingers of doom. But it’s nice to see an alarmist headline about thin-thighed people for a change!
Thanks to Ian for the link, and to H for this link with the e-mail message “Tiny thigh? You might die!”
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