Washington: An Indian researcher has challenged the common perception that obese and overweight people are not as healthy as their counterparts with a new study.
Another sub-group of 167 individuals was categorized as medically unhealthy obese (MUO) because their corresponding results for the same measurements indicated an elevated risk for chronic disease.“Our results indicate that metabolically healthy obese individuals may represent as much as 20 to 30 pc of obese population,” said Dr Gupta, director of Weight Management Services at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.The study showed that 17.4 pc of the MUO individuals were being treated for diabetes and more than 30 pc were prescribed medications to help lower their cholesterol levels. Additionally, the MUO group was three times more likely (22.5 pc vs. 7.4 pct) to have been prescribed medication to control high blood pressure. ANI
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