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Study: The Myth of ‘Fat but Healthy’

Summary by Cindy Olmstead

You’ve probably heard someone say, “I may be overweight, but I’m healthy.” Now, researchers with the European Society of Cardiology have weighed in on that perception, saying that being obese and healthy is a myth. Study data suggest that while exercise does help lower the risk of developing hypertension and diabetes, being overweight still significantly raises the risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers found that overweight people who exercise still suffer from...

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