Can you really be obese yet healthy?

A new paper has called for an end to the term 'healthy obesity', due to it being misleading and flawed. The focus should instead be on conducting more in-depth research to understand causes and consequences of varying health among people with the same BMI. The term 'healthy obesity' was first used in the 1980's to describe obese individuals who were apparently healthy -- for example they didn't suffer with hypertension or diabetes. Dr William Johnson, from the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University, emphasizes in the journal Annals of Human Biology that the construct of 'healthy...

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