A small number of obese people do not have the elevated cardiovascular risk typical of obesity, such as high blood pressure and cholesterol, according to a Dutch study.
Researchers looked 1,325 obese individuals, who ranged in age from 28 to 75 years, finding 90 were “metabolically healthy”.
The authors said: “Some obese persons have a normal cardiovascular risk profile, and they have no increased risk for heart and blood vessel disease [because of their weight]. However, periodic evaluation of their risk profile remains essential.”
The results were presented last week at a US Endocrine Society conference in San Diego.