Some people with obesity are free of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, which often accompany this condition. It is known as "metabolically healthy obesity." But a study on women suggests that the "healthy" attribute should be taken with a considerably large pinch of salt.
New evidence from a long-term Nurses Health Study showed that there actually is an increased risk of cardiovascular disease when obese women are followed up long term.
The author's note that :
'Our findings highlight the importance of preventing the development of metabolic diseases, and suggest that even individuals in good metabolic health may benefit from early behavioral management to improve their diet and increase physical activity in order to [avoid] poor metabolic health."
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