Many Overweight, Obese People Can Still Be Very Healthy

August 12, 2008

A new study carried out by U.S. researchers has found that it is possible to be overweight or obese, and still be a very healthy person.....Washington (ChattahBox) – A new study carried out by U.S. researchers has found that it is possible to be overweight or obese, and still be a very healthy person.

Researchers, led by Judith Wylie-Rosett of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, looked at data from 5,440 men.

What they found was that many who are overweight or obese can still be healthy, with.normal blood pressure, cholesterol, and other healthy heart factors.

All who were looked at in the study took part in National Health and Nutritional Examination Surveys from 1999 to 2004.

Overall, they found that 51% of overweight people and 31.7% of obese people were actually very heart healthy.

They also found, looking the other way that over 20% of people or normal weight were un healthy.

The study has been published in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.


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