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‘Fat but fit’ IS a myth: Obese people seem healthy are 96% more likely to develop heart failure, study says

Obese people who are otherwise healthy are still more likely to have their lives cut short by fatal diseases, researchers have warned – concluding that being ‘fat but fit’ is impossible.

A new study from the University of Birmingham looked at whether or not an overweight person who does not have diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol is just as fit as a person with a healthy weight.

But it found that they are more likely to develop heart failure, coronary heart disease and cerebrovascular disease, which causes strokes.

The new report adds to a slew of evidence showing that even being ‘fat but fit’ is not achievable, and scientists are warning that using the term is misleading and dangerous.

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