For most 'healthy' obese, health declines over time

January 5, 2015 8:37 PM

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The idea of "healthy" obesity is a misleading concept in that most obese individuals become progressively less healthy over time, according to a study that tracked the health of more than 2,500 men and women for 20 years. The research was published online today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London in England studied 2,521 men and women between the ages of 39 and 62, measuring each participant's body mass index, cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting plasma glucose and insulin resistance. Health obesit...

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