The myth of healthy obesityAt Seattle Hypnosis with Roger Moore I know the “healthy obesity” is a myth. An obese person who has normal blood pressure, normal cholesterol and normal blood sugar levels is still at risk for heart disease, Korean researchers report in the April 30 online edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Research tracking the health of more than 2,500 British men and women for two decades found that half the people initially considered “healthy obese” wound up sliding into poor health as years passed.

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“Healthy Obesity” is a Myth

The idea of obesity without health concerns is largely a fiction, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Researchers followed 2,521 healthy obese adults and found they were eight times more likely to develop chronic diseases over time, compared with non-obese individuals. The authors conclude that obese individuals will very likely experience an eventual deterioration in health.

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Study debunks the notion of “healthy obesity”

“Healthy obesity is something that’s a phase rather than something that’s enduring over time,” Bell said. “It’s important to have a long-term view of healthy obesity, and to bear in mind the long-term tendencies. As long as obesity persists, health tends to decline. It does seem to be a high-risk state.”

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Can a person be both healthy and obese?

“People have been trying to work out whether there is a group of people that are obese and healthy,” said Dr. Rishi Puri, medical director of the atherosclerosis imaging core laboratory at the Cleveland Clinic and author of an accompanying journal editorial.

Puri noted that even if an obese person has normal blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, those measures are likely to change over time and become abnormal, putting the patient at risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

He also questioned the need, both in terms of research and patient care, of trying to define healthy obesity. “What are we trying to achieve? How does this help society?” he asked.

“We have an enormous challenge at a public health and individual level in dealing with obesity-related disorders. Being obese doesn’t just affect the heart. Being obese means you’re more likely to have joint disease, psychiatric disorders and cancers,” Puri said.

He added that, over the next couple of decades, obesity and its consequences will be driving health care costs.

“Even if we find that these particular obese patients don’t have a higher risk of heart disease in the short-term, what are the many other things obesity does to your body?” Puri said. “Are we going to ignore that?”

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