metabolically Healthy Obese = Fit and Fat!Created by:
I came across with this new concept of metabolically healthy obese patients who are actually fit with lower risks of developing cardiovascular disease despite the higher amount of body fat in contrast to the metabolically "unhealthy" population at risk for developing diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular diseases.
However, the definition of being metabolically healthy (benign obesity?) seems to still be very vague. Also, the criteria how to differentiate a metabolically healthy vs unhealthy individual is quite confusing to me. Controversial as it may sound, I would like to believe that such concept is true... (or I'm just looking for a scientific excuse? Haha!) and that people like me can be healthy despite being overweight/obese.