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Is being ‘fat but fit’ a myth?

We’ve previously heard conflicting views about whether metabolically-healthy obesity exists – i.e. whether we can be fat but fit.  A new study to be published in the International Journal of Epidemiology uses a novel approach to investigate the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and health and death.



Prof. George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol

Dr David Carslake, Senior Research Associate in the School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol


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