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Can you be obese AND healthy?

 
Can you be obese AND healthy?

Have you ever looked up your BMI (Body Mass Index)?  As a friend of mine said yesterday, "that is one unforgiving chart." 

BMI is shortist

Several people have told me they're considered "obese" according to the BMI calculator.  These are not "big" people. They eat well (mostly), exercise and aren't on any regular medications.  

Is it possible to be obese AND healthy?

A new research review, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine, seems to dispel the myth that it’s possible to be both obese and healthy if an individual has normal metabolic markers, like low cholesterol and low blood pressure.

The review, conducted at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute at Toronto’s Mount Sinai Hospital, analyzed eight previous studies from the past decade. Researchers concluded that obesity consistently carries a higher risk of cardiovascular issues and premature death.

In short- the latest answer to this question seems to be "no." It has to vary greatly from person to person though, right?  

Click here to read the full article.

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