Heavy Thighs mean Decreased Diabetes Risk: StudyBy Harshita Sehgal - 22 February 2018
A study reveals that People with heavy thighs have a lower risk of diabetes!
Several hospitals have discovered a simple and cost-effective screening to identify people at high risk of type 2 diabetes. This retrospective analysis was done on 1055 patients and results found that bigger thighs less are the chances of having diabetes.
The main aim of the study was to provide an easy and inexpensive tool that will help to cut down the investigation cost and reduce economic burden. The findings published in a journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism suggests that thigh circumference can predict diabetes.
The study states, “Big tummy with thin thighs is equal to the high risk of diabetes and slim tummy with big thighs is equal to the low risk of diabetes”. Small thigh circumference was associated with a higher risk of diabetes among both men and women.
Diabetes is a major challenge that clinicians face all over the world. Millions of people suffer from this disease every year and half of them are undiagnosed. In the study, it was found that diabetic person had notably greater waist circumference than non-diabetics. Also, diabetics had lesser thigh circumference than non-diabetics.
This study will also help people screen themselves for this lifestyle epidemic which many people suffer from.