Healthy obesity is a myth

Healthy obesity is a myth.

The caprice of potentially in good health obesity is a myth, with most obese people slipping into poor health and chronic illness over time, a budding British study claims. The "obesity paradox" is a theory that argues tubbiness might improve some people's chances of survival over illnesses such as heart failure, said lead researcher Joshua Bell, a doctoral disciple in University College London's department of epidemiology and sector health 100000 local tv area cash prize. But research tracking the health of more than 2500 British men and women for two decades found that half the males and females initially considered "healthy obese" wound up sliding into low-grade health as years passed.

And "Healthy obesity is something that's a phase rather than something that's long-lasting over time. It's important to have a long-term view of healthy obesity, and to bear in wits the long-term tendencies. As long as obesity persists, health tends to decline. It does seem to be a high-risk state" more hints. The bulk paradox springs from research involving people who are overweight but do not undergo from obesity-related problems such as high blood pressure, bad cholesterol and elevated blood sugar, said Dr Andrew Freeman, big cheese of clinical cardiology for National Jewish Health in Denver.

Some studies have found that mortals in this category seem to be less likely to die from heart disease and lasting kidney disease compared with folks with a lower body mass index - even though science also has proven that size increases overall risk for heart disease, diabetes and some forms of cancer. No one can vote how the obesity paradox works, but some have speculated that people with extra weight might have extra energy stores they can create upon if they become acutely ill.

To test this theory, University College London researchers tracked the form of 2521 men and women between the ages of 39 and 62. They measured each participant's body stack index (a calculation based on height and weight), cholesterol, blood pressure, fasting blood sugar and insulin resistance, and ranked them as either vigorous or unhealthy and obese or non-obese. About one-third of the fleshy people had no risk factors for chronic disease at the beginning of the study, and were ranked as sturdy obese.

But over time, this group began to develop risk factors for chronic disease. After 10 years about 40 percent had become debilitated obese, and by the 20-year mark 51 percent had fallen into the frail category, the study found. Healthy non-obese people also slipped into unsatisfactory health over time, but at a slower rate. After two decades, 22 percent had become life-threatening but were still trim, and about 10 percent more had become either healthy or unhealthy obese.

Only 11 percent of the clan who started out as healthy obese lost weight and become healthy and non-obese, the researchers found. This over suggests that obese people will eventually develop risk factors such as high blood sugar and miasmic cholesterol that lead to chronic illness and death, Bell and Freeman said. "The longer one is obese, the more no doubt they are to induce damage. I have very seldom seen people who are chubby for the long-term not have a condition that requires treatment". Bell said these findings make the case that subjects who are obese should try to lose weight, even if they currently don't have any risk factors. "All types of rotundity warrant treatment, even those which appear to be healthy, because they carry a high risk of future decline more help. The findings are published Jan 5, 2015 in a epistle in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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