Well mine always was 16.5 until after the stroke it increased to 17.5. I can't tell what it really is right now since it takes two useable hands to measure it.
If your neck circumference is greater than this number, there may be a problem brewing in your chest
Because the relationship is likely due to excess fat hanging out above your shoulders, men with thick necks due to strong, developed trap muscles likely wouldn’t face the same risk.
Your move: Grab a tape measure and see how your neck stacks up.
If your number is larger than 15.3 inches, see your doctor as a preventive measure, Baena says.
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He may want to check your BP and run blood sugar or cholesterol tests. In Baena’s study, men with a neck circumference greater than that were more likely to have 3 or more heart disease risk factors.