Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says

December 3, 2013 1:46 AM

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Fat and healthy is a myth, new study says

So your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the odds, right?

New research finds that even when a person is "metabolically healthy," being obese raises his or her risk for cardiovascular disease and premature death. It just takes a study that tracks subjects for 10 years or more to pick it up, says the study, published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine...

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