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The Obesity Myth

Can you be fat and healthy?

Some studies have suggested being overweight or obese may be a benign condition if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. Now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth.

Canadian researchers looked at studies published over the past 60 years and found even when there are no measurable risk factors, obesity is associated with increased risk for death, heart attack and stroke.

The study also found that people who had risk factors such as high blood pressure and cholesterol had a higher risk of  heart disease or death, even if they were normal weight

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