“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy “Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy
“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy

Are you lean-fat? Why having a low body-mass index may not mean you’re more healthy or less at risk of heart failure

  • A study shows Asian people who have a low BMI but accumulated fat around their midriff are more likely to suffer heart failure than obese people without a bulge
  • Researchers say governments should work on developing clear policies to prevent abdominal obesity

Topic |   Wellness
“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy “Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy
“Lean-fat” Asian people who have a low body-mass index but are wide around the middle are more at risk of hospital admission, or death, due to heart failure than obese people without a tummy bulge, a study has found. Photo: Alamy
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