Characteristics of metabolically unhealthy lean people

Embargo: August, 1, 2017, 12:00pm NOON EST
Compared to people who are of normal weight and metabolically healthy, subjects who are of normal weight but metabolically unhealthy (~20% of normal weight adults) have a more than three-fold higher risk of mortality and/or cardiovascular events. This risk is also higher than that of metabolically healthy obese subjects. DZD-Researcher have now addressed characteristics determining metabolic health in lean, overweight and obese people, showed that a reduced accumulation of fat in the lower body puts lean people at risk and highlighted implications of their findings for personalized prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic diseases. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)