Obese but healthy : “It doesn’t exist !”

Health 18 August, 2017


Published the 17.08.2017 at 15h51


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It is not to stigmatize the small love handles or saddle bags. But the association of overweight or obesity and good health, or ” fat purpose fit “, as they say anglophones, it doesn’t exist, explain researchers from Imperial College London (United Kingdom) in an article published in the European heart journal.

Overweight and obesity increase the risk of coronary heart disease by more than 28 %, according to their results. And this, even for individuals whose blood pressure and glucose and cholesterol are within the standards.

The excuse of “I have a lot of extra pounds, but my blood work is good so no problem” no longer holds. The extra pounds are, in themselves, a risk factor.

Obese metabolically healthy ?

These results redefine as a qualification of the doctors, who have observed that some overweight people do not show metabolic changes on blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol. They have been classified as ” obese metabolically healthy “.

But by observing the medical data of half a million Europeans, the british researchers have shown that in spite of the balance of good health, the overweight and obese people had an increased cardiovascular risk compared to those who have a normal weight.