Busting the healthy obese myth

Being hefty and healthy is a myth because carrying extra weight still comes with a significantly increased cardiovascular risk.

This is the primary finding from a large study of half a million people in 10 European countries.

It challenges the hypothesis that people with a high BMI but without metabolic dysfunction can still be classified as healthy.

In fact, the UK researchers report that irrespective of metabolic health, people who are overweight or obese have a 26% and 28% higher risk of coronary heart disease, respectively, compared