Lean legs are often perceived as more attractive and healthier, but it turns out that having thighs that are too thin can increase your risk of a heart attack.
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A widely-reported study Danish study in the British Medical Journal suggests that thighs which are less than 60 centimetres in circumference are a marker of a greater propensity to heart disease. The explanation is that a lack of muscle mass can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes and other complications, including heart disease. Note that it's the muscle mass that's important — massive thighs layered with fat are obviously not a good indicator of health. If you need to get your thighs muscled up, learn how to devise an exercise program using seven key moves.
Large thighs 'may protect heart' [BBC News]