Studies Suggest Not All Obese People Are Unhealthy

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While many people believe that obese men and women are in poor health and have a greater risk of dying, two recent studies suggest that appearances can be deceiving. 

"Our study challenges the idea that all obese individuals need to lose weight," Dr. Jennifer Kuk, assistant professor in York University's School of Kinesiology & Health Science in Toronto, said in a statement. "Moreover, it's possible that trying - and failing - to lose weight may be more detrimental than simply staying at an elevated body weight and engaging in a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity and a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables."

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