“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 |   Health and wellness

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“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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For vegan chef and long-distance runner Iris Mak, more energy, improved digestion and better sleep are her favourite side effects of going plant-based. Photo: Jonathan Wong

How to go vegan: six influencer’s tips on plant-based mistakes they made and how to avoid them

  • From athletes and models to restaurateurs, we ask popular proponents of plant-based eating to share tips on getting the most benefits from the switch
  • Mistakes they made include not planning ahead, consuming too much protein and eating too many processed meat substitutes
Topic |   Health and wellness

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For vegan chef and long-distance runner Iris Mak, more energy, improved digestion and better sleep are her favourite side effects of going plant-based. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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