Tuesday, December 3 2013, 05:59 PM MST
Myth: Healthy and Overweight
(KUTV) There's no such thing as being healthy and overweight, that's according to some new research.
48-year-old Grace Newman is hitting the gym hard these days. At 5'2" and 178 pounds, she's the heaviest she's ever been.
Some studies have suggested being overweight or obese maybe a benign condition if a person doesn't have problems like high cholesterol, blood pressure or diabetes. Now new research finds being healthy and overweight is just a myth.
Canadian researchers looked at studies published over the past 60 years and also found the rates of death; heart attack and stroke were higher for overweight and obese people.
With nearly 155 million adults overweight or obese in the US, doctors say it's critical to eat right and exercise to maintain a healthy weight.
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