Kidney Failure and Obesity

Are "metabolically healthy obese" (MHO) individuals–those without risk factors like hypertension, poor lipid profiles or insulin resistance–free of health risks?  South Korean researchers found that compared with normal-weight individuals those with MHO consistently had higher rates of chronic kidney disease after adjusting for age, sex, smoking, alcohol intake, and physical activity. These findings add to the growing evidence that MHO is not a harmless status.

PositiveTip: Evidence continues to support the value of maintaining a balanced, wholesome, healthy lifestyle to minimize disease risk.