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Can you be overweight and still be fit?

Excess weight carries health risks. But how much is too much? The idea that someone can be “fat and fit” — that is, overweight but still healthy — has been around for some time. But don’t be fooled. “The latest science is quite clear that excess weight can carry considerable health risks, including a higher risk for heart attack and stroke,” says Dr. Jorge Plutzky, director of preventive cardiology at Harvard-affiliated Brigham…

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