Scientists Found a Link between Thigh Size and Blood Pressure

A new study from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, in China, suggests that larger thigh circumference can be connected to lower blood pressure in overweight people or people with obesity.Scientists Found a Link between Thigh Size and Blood Pressure

For the study, a team of researchers analyzed data received from a larger study, which included information on 9,520 people aged over 40 with 3,095 men and 6,425 women.

For study purposes, the participants filled in a questionnaire that included questions regarding hypertension. The doctors also measured the thigh circumferences of the participants and registered the average circumference of each participant’s thighs.

Study author Zhen Yang, Ph.D., says: “The most likely cause of this association is that there is more thigh muscle and/or fat deposited under the skin which secretes various beneficial substances that help keep blood pressure in a relatively stable range.”

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