Canadian Study Debunks 'Fat But Fit' Myth

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You can forget about being "fat but fit." A new study found the idea that you can be overweight, or even obese, and still be healthy is wrong.

"Fat but fit" meant someone could carry those extra pounds but still have regular blood pressure and cholesterol.

Now a Canadian study shows even if some overweight people don't have those problems, they still face a higher risk of death, strokes, or heart attacks than folks who carry normal weight.

"Compared with metabolically healthy normal-weight individuals, obese persons are at increased risk for adverse long-term outcomes even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities, suggesting that there is no healthy pattern of increased weight," the researchers concluded.

The study looked at six patient groups categorized by their body mass index and metabolic status.

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