OBESITY: The myth of innocent obesity

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Abstract

The concept of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) suggests that obesity might be a benign condition. This view has been challenged by a recent study demonstrating that, among 3.5 million individuals, those with MHO still have a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases than individuals who are metabolically healthy and normal weight.

Refers to Caleyachetty, R. et al. Metabolically healthy obese and incident cardiovascular disease events among 3.5 million men and women. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 70, 1429–1437 (2017)

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