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The Myth of Healthy Obesity

James O. Hill, PhD; and Holly R. Wyatt, MD
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From Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado, Aurora, Colorado.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-2515.

Requests for Single Reprints: James O. Hill, PhD, Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado, Box C263, 12348 East Montview Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80045; e-mail, james.hill@ucdenver.edu.

Current Author Addresses: Drs. Hill and Wyatt: Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, University of Colorado, Box C263, 12348 East Montview Boulevard, Aurora, CO 80045.

Ann Intern Med. 2013;159(11):789-790. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-159-11-201312030-00016
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In this issue, Kramer and colleagues' meta-analysis provides strong evidence that “healthy obesity” is a myth. The editorialists discuss the meta-analysis and conclude that no level of obesity is healthy. They believe that recognizing this is an important step toward developing and implementing strategies to combat the obesity epidemic.

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