’Healthy obesity’ doesn’t last

January 6, 2015 2:15 PM

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’Healthy obesity’ doesn’t last

PEOPLE who are obese may appear healthy for a while but their condition declines over time, according to a study that followed more than 2500 people for 20 years.

The research by scientists at University College London is the longest of its kind, and its findings support previous research that has shown people who are overweight face a higher risk of heart attack, stroke and some kinds of cancer than thin people as the years go on.

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