1. Lean but Metabolically Unhealthy People Are at Risk
A paper from the University Hospital Tübingen in Germany reports that about a fifth of adults whose body mass index (BMI) falls into the “normal” range are metabolically unhealthy, meaning they have at least two of the components of metabolic syndrome (high blood sugar, high blood pressure, high blood lipids, etc.). This group carries three times the risk of heart damage and/or death, compared to their healthy-hearted counterparts in the same BMI range. The takeaway: being lean doesn’t mean you don’t need cardiovascular monitoring.
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