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Men with short legs more likely to suffer heart attacks
DrMirkin.com ^ | 8.31.05 | Gabe Mirkin, M.D.

Posted on 08/03/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT by libh8er

A study from the University of Bristol in England shows that men with short legs are at increased risk for heart attacks. Men with short legs have higher blood levels of triglycerides, lower blood levels of the good HDL cholesterol that prevents heart attacks and are more likely to store fat in their bellies, signs of not responding adequately to insulin, that causes late-onset diabetes.

The authors feel that something that happened before a man was born caused both his short legs and his insulin resistance. Women who do not get enough to eat during the first three months of their pregnancies give birth to babies who have short legs and develop late-onset diabetes. Starvation in the uterus causes these people to use their food very efficiently after they're born, which makes them fatter and increases their risk for diabetes and heart attacks


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: diabetes; heart; males

1 posted on 08/03/2009 8:43:07 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er
Sure. Along with big ear lobes, male pattern baldness and vasectomies.

I've heard 'em all.

2 posted on 08/03/2009 8:47:51 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: libh8er

"Not this s*it again!"

3 posted on 08/03/2009 8:50:48 PM PDT by SamAdams76 (I am 52 days away from outliving Judy Garland)
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To: buccaneer81


4 posted on 08/03/2009 8:51:25 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: buccaneer81

I guess that’s why Japanese men have a longer life span than western men . : )

And rarely die from heart attacks . : )


5 posted on 08/03/2009 8:51:50 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: libh8er

LOL!


6 posted on 08/03/2009 8:52:23 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: libh8er

that rules out the long-legged mack daddy


7 posted on 08/03/2009 8:52:27 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama's Plan B - Payday Loans)
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To: sushiman

Precisely!


8 posted on 08/03/2009 8:53:06 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: libh8er

I had one at 44 and one at 51 and I’m rather tall.


9 posted on 08/03/2009 8:54:11 PM PDT by CaptRon
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To: stylin19a
that rules out the long-legged mack daddy

There's always the cigarettes with him...

10 posted on 08/03/2009 8:54:22 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: CaptRon

The article’s BS, that’s why I posted it. According to these “scientists” there is no escape from death. If global warming doesn’t kill you first, short legs will.


11 posted on 08/03/2009 9:04:24 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

bmflr


12 posted on 08/03/2009 9:06:50 PM PDT by Kevmo (So America gets what America deserves - the destruction of its Constitution. ~Leo Donofrio, 6/1/09)
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To: libh8er
Yes, and men born with unusually long fingers tend to become rock star idols before prematurely dying of heroin overdoses, a study has shown ....

Where is my government grant ???

13 posted on 08/03/2009 9:08:09 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: libh8er

14 posted on 08/03/2009 9:11:38 PM PDT by Adams
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To: libh8er
Jack (Nightmare Before Christmas) doesn't look so healthy.


15 posted on 08/03/2009 9:13:03 PM PDT by ElectronVolt
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To: libh8er

The abstract did not define what constituted “short legs”. Anyone know how short they were talking about?


16 posted on 08/03/2009 9:16:19 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Mr_Moonlight
Not to nit-pick, but that rock icon died from choking on his own throw-up.

More rock-star glamorous than choking on a ham sandwich, I would guess.

Well, maybe not.

17 posted on 08/03/2009 9:16:29 PM PDT by daler
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To: SamAdams76

Somebody Joker him up.


18 posted on 08/03/2009 9:16:46 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: libh8er

If this story is true Michael Phelps is a candidate. That dude has short legs.


19 posted on 08/03/2009 9:17:09 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Thrasymachus: justice is whatever is in the interest of the stronger party in a given state)
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To: libh8er

Obamacare

20 posted on 08/03/2009 9:17:36 PM PDT by Rokurota
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To: daler
Not to nit-pick, but that rock icon died from choking on his own throw-up.

No prollem with nit-pick, but apparently 'throwing up' is part of the heroin 'experience' as it were ... not that I am 'experienced' in such things, but have heard as such

21 posted on 08/03/2009 9:25:36 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: libh8er

Oh crap.

5’ 10”, 30” inseam. I should have been dead years ago.


22 posted on 08/03/2009 9:30:37 PM PDT by AZ .44 MAG (A society that doesn't protect Jim Thompson's children doesn't deserve to survive.)
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To: Loud Mime
He has the perfect swimmer's body. Large torso, long arms, short legs and large (size 14) feet.


23 posted on 08/03/2009 10:15:53 PM PDT by libh8er
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To: libh8er

Doesn’t sound right. Short legs should equal lower blood levels.


24 posted on 08/04/2009 6:42:29 AM PDT by wildbill
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Short legs should equal lower blood levels

.. and cause less stress/exertion on the heart. Also, long legged men *might* be more susceptible to DVT, where a blood clot forms in a leg from sitting at one place for too long and then travels to the heart and causes a blockage there.

25 posted on 08/04/2009 7:24:32 AM PDT by libh8er
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