If you pride yourself as being a ‘legs man’ here’s a useful tip for you. Danish researchers have found that people who have a thigh circumference of under 60 centimetres (cm) had a higher risk of heart disease and death than those whose thigh circumference hovered at 60cm. In the 12.5-year follow-up study, researchers speculate too little muscle mass leads to reduced insulin sensitivity, to type-2 diabetes and ultimately heart disease. So there’s no shame in picking a mate with a healthy thigh, and if you’re on the skinny end, it’s time to start lower-body exercises.
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