‘Fat but fit’ is a myth when it comes to heart health, new study shows

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“This has led to controversial proposals for health policies to prioritize physical activity and fitness above weight loss,” he said. “Our study sought to clarify the links between activity, body weight, and heart health.”

Researchers used data from 527,662 working adults from Spain insured by an occupational risk prevention company, with an average age of 42.


They were put into groups according to activity level and groups by body weight: 42{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} of participants were normal weight, with a body mass index (BMI) of 20-24.9; 41{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} were overweight, BMI 25-29.9; and 18{6339095b8ff4371e80c293520f74ccd4c0488f11a7aed6d0daae87ff5630195b} were obese, BMI 30 or above.


Then researchers looked

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