Analysis of UK GP records by researchers at the University of Birmingham indicates that otherwise “metabolically healthy” obese people do have a statistically higher chance of heart disease, stroke or mini stroke (transient ischaemic attack) and heart failure compared to healthy people of normal (recommended) weight.
Mundasad, S. (2017). ‘Fat but fit is a big fat myth’. London: BBC Health News, May 17th 2017.
‘Fat but fit’ still at higher risk of heart disease. London: NHS Choices; Behind the Headlines, May 17th 2017.
There is a press release, too, but as yet no formal publication:
EurekAlert! (2017). Study of 3.5 million people shows ‘healthy’ obese people are still at higher risk of cardiovascular disease events than the general population. EurekAlert! European Association for the Study of Obesity; European Congress on Obesity (ECO2017), May 16th 2017.