Is 'metabolically healthy' obesity a benign condition?


O besity is typically associated with increased risk of cardiovascular events. However, a subset of obese individuals does not present phenotypic traits that characterize increased cardiovascular risk, such as insulin resistance. This condition has been called ‘metabolically healthy’ obesity. Indeed, 10–25% of obese individuals may not be impacted by… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32835c8bcb