Is There Really “Healthy” Obesity?

"Healthy" obese people, i.e. having normal blood pressure, triglycerides, and blood glucose, did not protect them from increased risk for cardiovascular problems or death. Researchers analyzed data from 8 studies with over 60,000 adult participants. Four of those studies lasted 10 or more years and found that metabolically normal obese participants still had a 24% increased risk when compared to normal weight adults. 

PositiveTip: Beware of the "healthy obese" myth!