According to a new study at the University of South Carolina, people can be obese yet just as physically healthy and fit, or "metabolically fit", as their counterparts with normal body weights, while having no greater chance of heart disease or cancer.It is only when your luck runs out that there is a problem.
"Metabolically fit", scientists explained, means the person exercises regularly, has no high cholesterol, no high blood pressure, or raised blood sugar.
After analyzing 43,000 Americans, the results, which were published in the European Heart Journal, showed that even though some individuals are classified as overweight, it may not necessarily mean that they are in danger of any health issues.
And problems there will more than likely be.
Lose the weight, fatso.