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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