Body Weight Oxymoron

Skinny and obese seem like opposites, but that’s not exactly true. People who have a body mass index (BMI) that puts them at normal weight for their height, but have a high percentage of body fat are what clinicians call “normal weight obese,” a seeming contradiction of terms that can have serious health implications. People who are skinny fat may be able to eat tons of sugar and processed food without gaining weight, but they are at higher risk of developing metabolic conditions like type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. So if you are blessed with never having to think about what you eat, it might be time to start.

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