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Normal Weight Doesn't Always Mean Healthy

Posted Apr 11 2008 5:28pm
If you thought you were healthy because your weight falls in the normal range, you'll be in for a big surprise. It turns out more than half of all normal-weight Americans are susceptible to heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic disorders because they have too much body fat, reports a new study.

Researchers found that these people suffering from "normal weight obesity" had blood chemistry changes similar to those that are overweight, which can have an adverse affect on heart and metabolic health.

If you're normal weight, but are a man with more than 20 percent body fat or a woman with more than 30 percent body fat, you'd fall into this category.

The best remedy? Get fit with exercise and strength training.

Source: Health Day
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