Increase your muscle mass—prevent heart disease

Here’s another reason to build muscle and increase your muscle mass. New data from researchers from the Copenhagen City Heart Study showed that people with thin legs may indicate less muscle mass, which reduces the body’s ability to use insulin, and contributes to heart disease. People with calves less than 13″ in circumference tend to have more plaque in their carotid arteries–the large blood vessels along each side of the neck which puts them at risk of strokes and heart attacks.This according to research in Stroke.  Article published in March issue of More magazine,