Can You Be Thin – And Fat?
Have you heard of “skinny fat”? It’s a real medical condition, and it can put those with the body type at risk for diabetes and hypertension – diseases usually associated with those who are moderately to severely overweight.“Skinny fat”, or “normal weight obesity” is when someone has an unusually high ratio of body fat to his or her weight. “Skinny fat” people look fit, sometimes thin, in clothing, but are revealed to be flabby underneath. Studies at the Mayo Clinic estimate that up to 30 million Americans may be suffering from “normal weight obesity”.
Doctors at the Mayo Clinic say you should check with your doctor if you think you may have “normal weight obesity”.