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Metabolically healthy, obese women face CVD risks, study shows

There was a 39% increased risk of developing cardiovascular disease among women who were metabolically healthy but obese, and a 57% higher risk among those who stayed metabolically healthy and obese for 20 years, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. The findings, based on more than 90,000 participants in the Nurses' Health Study, also showed those at a normal weight who had metabolic disease were about 2.5 times more prone to CVD, compared with women with no metabolic abnormalities and a normal weight.

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