Occasionally my obese patients challenge my suggestion that they lose weight on the grounds that they do not suffer from arthritis, hypertension, diabetes or heart disease. Therefore, is there such a thing as being healthy and overweight? Here is a paper recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that suggests otherwise.
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Compared with metabolically healthy normal-weight individuals, obese persons are at increased risk of death by all causes and for cardiovascular events even in the absence of metabolic abnormalities.