Thin Does Not Equal Healthy

In our society we tend to categorize skinny people as healthy and heavier people as unhealthy, but a new study out of England suggests that it isn’t as clear cut. They studied over 75,000 people searching for a gene linked to lower body fat percentage. They found IRS1. In addition to having lower body fact, the gene seems to be connected to higher glucose levels, higher cholesterol, and more visceral fat.

The study claimed that men in particular can appear lean, but still have a change of developing heart disease and diabetes. They suggest that all people—no matter our weight or size adhere to a healthy lifestyle and exercise routine.


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Maggie Downie
Thank you for giving your time to stop and read my blog. I hope it encourages you to keep moving. Move and the body will be happier. And when you're moving you can hike, run, swim in Jell-O, race over non-Newtonian fluids, travel the world or build igloos--if that's your thing. If not, you can watch me do it. This is just a spot to try and feel good about life.

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