Fitness Too Often Overlooked When Talking Obesity, New Study Suggests
The researchers said that what doctors are missing is that obese people without diabetes, high blood pressure or worrisome cholesterol readings are aerobically fit, they may be no more likely to suffer or die from strokes or heart disease.
Los Angeles Times:
When It Comes To Treating Obesity, Is Fitness More Important Than Fatness?
After nearly four decades of rising body weights in the United States and across the world, medical experts are still casting about for the best way to treat obesity and the diseases that come with it. The answer may depend on which contributes more importantly to ill health: not enough fitness, or too much fatness? (Healy, 1/17)
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The Mercury News:
Stanford: How Gaining Weight Changes Your Whole Body
A new Stanford study has found that the entire body undergoes microbial, molecular and genetic changes for the worse when people pack on the pounds. ...Even just a modest weight gain of about six pounds, researchers found, alters the body’s basic biology– potentially boosting the risk of heart disease and diabetes. (Krieger, 1/17)