Studies show healthy overweight people still have higher risks

12/3/2013 | Reuters

A review of data from eight studies found that overweight people who were metabolically healthy still had more strokes and heart attacks compared with people at normal weight, Canadian researchers reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Looking at data from up to 30 years, researchers said metabolically healthy but obese people initially did not seem to be at higher risk, but over time they were 24% more likely than people of normal weight to die or have a heart attack, stroke or heart failure.

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