Month: December 2013

Is Thigh Gap The New Heroin Chic?

Back in college, I remember listening to two guys debate whether or not the ?thigh gap? was sexy. One guy thought it showed that women were in great shape and ? in his words ? ?took care of themselves.? The other argued that this space between the upper legs was ?gross? and made a woman look unhealthily thin. It was a stupid debate because a couple inches between a woman?s thighs does not indicate how healthy or unhealthy she is. She could have it and run marathons. She could also not have it, and also run marathons. And yet,...

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Fat Thighs May Help Live Longer?

Why Those Fat Thighs May Help You Live Longer People with fat in their thighs and backsides may live longer because the fat traps harmful fatty particles and actively secretes helpful compounds, according to a report. Many studies have shown that people who accumulate fat around the abdomen and stomach are more likely to die of heart disease and other causes than bottom-heavy people, but the reasons are not clear.?This may be because several different mechanisms are involved, said Konstantinos Manolopoulos of Britain’s University of Oxford. “It is the protective role of lower body, that is, gluteofemoral fat, that...

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