Harvard Heart Letter

“Fat but fit” still face higher heart disease risk

Research we’re watching People who carry excess weight but have normal blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol values are sometimes dubbed “fat but fit.” But they’re still more likely to develop heart disease than people who aren’t overweight, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed more than 7,600 cases of heart disease that occurred over a 12-year period in 10 European countries. They also used data from 10,000 healthy people without heart disease as…

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