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‘Fat but fit’ a gross exaggeration, says new study 

Medical | UIG | Getty Images The term 'fat but fit' is a fallacy that risks accelerating the spread of global obesity, according to new research which throws cold water on a commonly held medical belief.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
This article misses the point that metabolically healthy obese have normal insulin resistance. 16% of normal weight people have high levels of insulin resistance. As long as insulin resistance is normal, being “fat, but fit” individuals will remain healthy. If their levels of insulin resistance begin to rise, then they will find themselves at high risk for a wide variety of chronic diseases.

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