The Obesity Myth.?!?
December 6, 2013 8:29 AM Subscribe
Study may bust myth of 'fat and fit' healthy obesity. Being healthy and obese is a myth, researchers say
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. People who are obese and have normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood-sugar readings will still be unhealthy and die sooner compared with people who have a normal body weight, according to researchers.
The researchers wanted to consider whether [obese] people were actually at any more risk of death or heart problems. Their meta-analysis used data on more than 60,000 people across three weight categories – normal, overweight and obese – in eight studies carried out over the last decade. While metabolically healthy obese people showed a similar risk of problems compared to those with normal weight, this wasn't the case when the researchers looked only at studies that had ten years of follow up. Study participants in all weight categories with unhealthy metabolisms showed an increased risk of mortality and cardiovascular problems."
Research article is here
by the researchers.
More: Healthy obesity a myth, say researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital
Similar results were found
by researchers in Texas a couple of weeks ago.
This study conflicts with earlier work
on the relationship between health and obesity.