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"Fitness and fatness": not all obese people have the same prognosis

5 September 2012

People can be obese but metabolically healthy and fit, with no greater risk of developing or dying from cardiovascular disease or cancer than normal weight people, according to the largest study ever to have investigated this, which is published online in the European Heart Journal.

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Read the individual papers:

The intriguing metabolically healthy but obese phenotype: cardiovascular prognosis and role of fitness

Evidence for obesity paradox in patients with acute coronary syndromes: A report from the Swedish Coronary Angiography and Angioplasty Registry

Does obesity make it better or worse: insights into cardiovascular illnesses

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