Questioning "Healthy Obesity"
the MPR take:
Can individuals who are obese also be very healthy? A new study published in theJournal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that may not be the case when it comes to cardiovascular health. 14,828 adults ages 30–59 with no known cardiovascular disease who were found to be metabolically healthy (lacking any metabolic syndrome component and having a homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) completed a health checkup exam that included a cardiac tomography estimation of coronary artery calcium (CAC). Participants that were considered to be obese (BMI >25) had a greater presence of CAC compared to those considered to be in a normal weight range. The authors warn that this could signal health effects from the excess weight, even without the presence of heart disease.
There's a persistent and controversial question dividing researchers: Can you can be very overweight and also very healthy. The research suggesting people can be healthy at any size was intriguing, and we covered it. But the tide (and the research that supports it) is turning, with many ...
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