Dr. Marla: The myth of 'healthy' obesity

January 6, 2015 1:26 PM

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Dr. Marla: The myth of 'healthy' obesity

We have used the term healthy obesity to describe a population that appears healthy and has a BMI that classifies them as obese. But is the term healthy obesity misleading?

The researchers point out that the idea of "healthy" obesity is actually a misleading concept in that most obese individuals become progressively less healthy over time. This data comes from a study that tracked the health of more than 2,500 men and women for 20 years.

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