Can you be obese and healthy? Study says no

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by CBS News

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Posted on December 3, 2013 at 7:26 PM

If your body mass index (BMI) says you’re obese but you’ve managed to avoid related diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure and cholesterol, does that make you healthy?

According to a new study, the answer is no.

Researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto reviewed eight studies conducted between 1950 and 2013, and found obese people who were otherwise healthy were still more likely to die prematurely or have a heart attack or stroke in the long term than healthy normal-weight individuals.

The researchers conclude the notion of being overweight and healthy is nothing more than a myth.

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