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'Metabolic health' may be more important than body mass index

Studies show people can be healthy or unhealthy at almost any body weight

A healthful diet, regular physical activity and avoiding tobacco use are important for protecting health and preventing disease, regardless of body weight.


IS it possible to be both obese and healthy? It's true that obesity has long been associated with cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes and several forms of cancer, but a lingering question is the degree to which obesity itself actually contributes to poor health. For every...