Thursday, May 1, 2014

Obese With Normal Blood Pressure, Cholesterol And Blood Sugar Levels At Greater Risk Than Non-Obese For Heart Disease And Stroke

From MedlinePlus, "Is Healthy Obesity a Myth? Study found even with normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, the obese had more artery plaque:"
Can someone be obese and healthy? A new study and several experts say no.

An obese person who has normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol and normal blood sugar levels is still at risk for heart disease, Korean researchers report in the April 30 online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

In the study of more than 14,000 men and women, aged 30 to 59, those who were obese had more plaque buildup in their arteries, putting them at greater risk for heart disease and stroke than people of normal weight, the researchers found.

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