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Answer: Sorry, but you may be stuck with those fingers. The structure of your hands and fingers is genetically determined, says Nadya Swedan, MD, a New York City-based sports-medicine physician.
You can't spot-reduce them, but losing weight can help slim them if excess body fat is the cause of your thick digits, says Dr. Swedan. And if your feet are also puffy, water retention caused by a high-salt diet might be the culprit.Finger-Slimming Tips
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, June 2006.