Title

Is metabolically healthy obesity really healthy

Publication Date

2020-06-01

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Document Type

Editorial

Disciplines

Biochemical Phenomena, Metabolism, and Nutrition | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Nutritional and Metabolic Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Women's Health

Abstract

The concept of metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) – where obesity is not accompanied by cardiometabolic abnormalities such as impaired glucose tolerance – is subject to some controversy. In particular, there is debate regarding whether MHO is benign in the sense that risks of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and metabolic conditions such as diabetes mellitus (DM) are not elevated despite obesity. A number of recent studies suggest, however, that MHO conveys an intermediate risk for cardiometabolic disease, that is, lower than that for metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUHO) but higher than that for metabolically healthy normal weight (MHN). In the current issue of Menopause, Hsu et al present consistent results regarding incidence of DM in analyses of data from postmenopausal women, an understudied group, in the Women’s Health Initiative.

Keywords

metabolically healthy obesity

DOI of Published Version

10.1097/GME.0000000000001551

Source

Crawford SL. Is metabolically healthy obesity really healthy? Menopause. 2020 Jun;27(6):628-629. doi: 10.1097/GME.0000000000001551. PMID: 32265371. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Menopause (New York, N.Y.)

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

32265371

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