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Old 5th September 2009   #1
Hannah
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Default Skinny thighs unhealthy (article)

Here's yet another study that confirms what basic common sense should tell anyone - that being thin is unhealthy for women, and being full-figured is natural and advantageous.

A new study proves that having thin thighs is unhealthy - and not just a little unhealthy, but quite seriously so.

http://bodyodd.msnbc.msn.com/archiv...03/2052314.aspx

Here are the facts:

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At last, good news for anyone who ever despaired of fitting into skinny jeans: Thin thighs might actually kill you. Or at least put a strain on your heart.

That’s the word from Danish researchers who studied more than 2,800 middle-aged people for up to a dozen years, only to find that those with the slimmest thighs had the highest chance of heart disease and premature death.

“There was up to a double risk for the people with the smallest thighs,” said Dr. Berit L. Heitmann, a director of research at Copenhagen University Hospital in Denmark. “It’s quite substantial.”

People whose thighs measured less than 60 centimeters, or about 23.6 inches in circumference, were in trouble. And those with stick-thin gams (less than 18 inches around) were at the greatest risk, according to new study in the online version of the British Medical Journal.

By that measure, supermodels everywhere would be in grave danger

How sad that some women feel uncomfortable about having large thighs. Women are naturally predisposed to have fullness in this area - for good reason, as it turns out. Full, curvaceous thighs are beautiful figure features, and markers of health too - as are all features of plus-size beauty in women.

When will society finally realize that full-figured women are more beautiful and healthier than their underweight rivals? The fact that women have generous appetites is nature's way to give them the inclination to be plus-size, because that's their most attractive and healthiest condition.

Instead of fighting their natural instincts to be curvy, women should embrace them.
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