from journal Clinical Obesity
Most people who are obese also have other metabolic issues, such as high blood pressure or high blood sugar, which increase their risk of death. But a study from York University, published in the journal Clinical Obesity, noted that a person who is obese, but with no metabolic risk factors is no more likely to die as a person of normal weight with no other metabolic risk factors. Lead author Jennifer Kuk says the study could change how we think about obesity and health. She says it means that hundreds of thousands of people in North America with metabolically healthy obesity will be told to lose weight when it is questionable how much benefit they’ll get. As always, specific medical advice should come from your own health professional.