A very interesting news article from Korea Herald.
A thinner thigh is associated with an increased risk of diabetes in both men and women, a Korean medical team has concluded.
Professor Jee Sun-ha of Yonsei University’s Graduate School of Public Health and his team conducted a study on 320,000 adults aged 30 to 79 who underwent a medical check at the Korea Medical Institute from 2009 to 2011.
The team said on Monday that when the thigh circumference decreases as much as 1 centimeter, the risk for diabetes increases by 9.6 percent for women and 8.3 percent for men.
Men whose thigh circumference is less than 43 cm of have four times greater risk for diabetes when compared with men with a thigh circumference greater than 60 cm.
“I expect the study to be utilized for diabetes prevention in the future as it provides a brief estimate of the risk of disease with a simple measurement,” he professor said.
The team also applied a “diabetes risk model,” analyzing the age, thigh and waist circumference and body condition index, to 160,000 people. The result showed 81.1 percent accuracy in forecasting diabetes occurrences.
?After reading this, does this give you a changed perspective about your diet?