Past research had indicated that someone who is fat, could actually be “fit” if metabolically healthy, meaning they had no indications of heart disease, diabetes, etc.. I have had numerous obese clients who say their blood work is perfect…does this mean they are fit and not at risk?
The biggest study on this topic, using 3.5 million people, now indicates that being “fat and fit” is a big fat myth. The conclusion is that even if your blood work is good and you show no indications of problems, you still are at a much higher risk of developing a condition. Simply put, just being overweight puts you at increased risk of heart attack and stroke.