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‘Fat but Fit’ Are at an Increased Risk of Heart Disease

In some circles, it’s hip to claim that you can be fat and fit at the same time. But a growing body of evidence suggests that “fat but fit” is nothing but a myth. According to researchers at Imperial College London, being overweight or obese increases your risk of coronary heart disease by 28 percent, even if other risk factors — blood pressure, blood sugar and cholesterol levels — are normal. The study followed more than 7,600 people over 12 years, leading scientists to say, “There is no longer this concept of healthy obese.”

Rather than criticizing the fat-but-fit mantra, I’ll simply say that since more than half of all Americans struggle with chronic illness, with 1 in 5 deaths obesity-related, it’s high time to address the weight issue. For most, being overweight is a direct result of eating far too much sugar and grains, too much protein and far too little healthy fat.

Dietary fats are actually the preferred fuel of human metabolism, and this can be traced back to our evolutionary roots. One of the keys to long-term weight management and good health is healthy mitochondrial function, and for that you need to get your net carb, protein and fat ratios correct.

This is the focus of my latest book, "Fat for Fuel." It's by far the most important book I've ever written, and the one I've poured the most heart and soul into because I believe this information has the power to reverse the cancer epidemic and save countless lives. From this end, intermittent fasting and learning to feed your mitochondria with good, quality fats, vitamins and minerals will help get you on the right track to getting being truly fit.
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