Can you Be Obese and Healthy?

The answer may be yes, but not indefinitely.


Do you know someone you would describe as “fit but fat?” This person may be very active and appear to carry their weight gracefully without adverse health consequences. But research has shown that it’s only a matter of time before individuals with obesity or overweight develop metabolic syndrome (MetS), a condition characterized by three or more specific cardiovascular risk factors. No matter how healthy they appear, these individuals are significantly more likely than people of normal weight to develop cardiovascular disease (CVD) and suffer its consequences.

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