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Myth: You can be overweight AND healthy

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There's no such thing as being healthy and overweight, that's according to new research out of Canada.

Some studies have suggested being overweight or obese may be a benign condition if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes.

But now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth.

“Being obese even in the absence of measurable risk factors is associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events,” explained Dr. Robert Rosenson of The Mount Sinai Hospital.  “There is something we're not able to measure, perhaps at the sub cellular level or genetic level, that is contributing to a higher risk."

The Canadian researchers looked at studies published over the past 60 years and also found the rates of death, heart attack and stroke were higher for obese people.

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