Subscribe to Onlymyhealth Newsletter
  • I have read the Privacy Policy and the Terms and Conditions. I provide my consent for my data to be processed for the purposes as described and receive communications for service related information.

You can be Both Fat and Fit, says Study

Latest By Himanshu Sharma , Onlymyhealth editorial team / Sep 06, 2012
You can be Both Fat and Fit, says Study

People can be obese yet physically fit! Yes, that’s true! According to a study published in the European Heart Journal, researchers say it is possible to be both obese and healthy.

You can be Both Fat and Fit says StudyOne of the leading causes of chronic diseases, such as cardiovascular problems and cancer, obesity can also protect some individuals from obesity-related metabolic complications. [Read: Risks and Complications of Obesity]

Researchers studied the data of 43,265 individuals in the Aerobics Center Longitudinal Study conducted from 1979 and 2003. Fat percentage of the participants was measured by hydrostatic weighing (submersion in water) or skinfold technique along with fitness level test on a treadmill. The criteria labeled 29.7% of participants as obese out of which half were considered ‘metabolically healthy’.

Metabolic health depends on various factors, most importantly high blood pressure, high triglycerides, cholesterol, low HDL and high fasting glucose levels. The participants with no or only one of these symptoms were considered metabolically healthy. The condition of the participants, who were obese but metabolically healthy, was termed as ‘uncomplicated obesity’ or ‘metabolically benign obesity’.


Read more Health News

Written by
Himanshu Sharma
Source: Onlymyhealth editorial teamSep 06, 2012

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK