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The Real Relationship Between BMI and Heart Disease Risk

March 19, 2018

From the Everyday Health website

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Some data suggest a puzzling concept: If you carry extra weight, you may be more likely to recover from illness than a normal-weight or underweight person, and therefore have a lower relative risk of early death. It’s called the obesity paradox, and it’s one of the arguments used when discussing the flaws of body mass index (BMI), which defines obesity and is tied to health risk.

While the debate over the theory and BMI rages on, a new analysis suggests that at least when it comes to preventing heart disease, having a healthy weight could be critical for maintaining a long, healthy life.

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