Up to 40% of obese people may have ‘metabolically healthy obesity’ under a new definition characterised by a person’s blood pressure, diabetes and waist-to-hip ratio. While obesity is usually assumed to be associated with higher risks of cardiometabolic disease, researchers have previously pinpointed subgroups of relatively ‘healthy’ obese people as defined by an absence of ...
Three common factors redefine metabolically healthy obesity
By Michael Woodhead
12 May 2021