Health Profiles

New research finds you can be fit and fat, and if you're in shape, you're heart might not be.

Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the body weight, blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol readings of over 5,000 adults.

They found over 50 percent of overweight adults, and 30 percent of obese adults had healthy heart profiles.

On the other hand, over a quarter of normal-weight adults had two or more unhealthy readings.

Researchers say where fat is located on the body may be a greater indication of heart disease than overall weight, adding fat on the liver may be the most dangerous.

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  • by K Location: Williamston on Aug 13, 2008 at 08:48 AM
    90% of statistics can be made to say anything...50% of the time
  • by MW Location: RM on Aug 13, 2008 at 05:41 AM
    Great! you can be fat and have healthy heart.. but what about the other factors that plague overweight people such as Diabetes? and its is proven obese people cost employers 3 times as much in health benefits as those that are not fat. I think any study given enough time can say what you want it to. But all the signs still point to fat people costing more money and having higher health problems than those who are not fat.

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