New study overthrow the myth of being "fat but medically healthy"
- May 19, 2017
- Ralf Looze
According to a new research of the University of Birmingham the commonly known “fat but fit” myth it’s just a cliché. After 20 years of analysis and monitoring, some researchers conclude that obese people but “medically healthy” were at higher risk of heart diseases and strokes than people of normal weight.
The World Health Organisation also published new figures related to obesity, revealing that one in three adolescents is still estimated to be overweight or obese in Europe, mostly in southern and Mediterranean countries. Younger adolescents, boys and those living in families of lower socioeconomic position are more likely to be obese.
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