Excessive Weight Doesn't Mean Obesity


Measuring FatPeople with slim figure often suffer from diseases caused by excessive weight. On the other hand, fatty people with wrong obesity diagnose can be absolutely healthy. Experts at the University of Michigan came to this surprising point after a study.

Obesity and Cholesterol

According to medical statistics, about 50% of people with excessive weight have normal cholesterol level and do not suffer from blood pressure fluctuations. While many people whose figure is considered as neat have a heart condition.

Obesity in the U.S.

For example, about 30% of Americans with obesity problem are healthy. While 25% of people with normal weight suffer from cardiovascular diseases.

Body Weight Index

Experts are saying that common body mass index (in which height and weight are considered) is totally wrong. That’s why many people with normal body weight are considered obese.


  1. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a reasonable yard stick to work out if you are in a healthy weight range, however it can be misinterpreted. BMI values can be as follows:
    30 Obese category. Should lose weight to aviod serious health risks.

    It can differ for a few reasons ie BMI in athletes (particularly body builders), ethnic groups and children. Childrens BMI should be compared to children of the same age. Also it differs between sexes.

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