Are metabolically healthy overweight and obesity benign conditions?: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Kramer2013AreMH,
  title={Are metabolically healthy overweight and obesity benign conditions?: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Caroline K Kramer and Bernard Zinman and Ravi Retnakaran},
  journal={Annals of internal medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={159 11},
  pages={758-69}
}
BACKGROUND Recent interest has focused on a unique subgroup of overweight and obese individuals who have normal metabolic features despite increased adiposity. Normal-weight individuals with adverse metabolic status have also been described. However, it remains unclear whether metabolic phenotype modifies the morbidity and mortality associated with higher body mass index (BMI). PURPOSE To determine the effect of metabolic status on all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events in normal… CONTINUE READING

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