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Trends in the prevalence of metabolically healthy obesity among adults

JAMA Network Open

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JAMA Network

About The Study: The results of this survey study suggest that the prevalence of metabolically healthy obesity (people with obesity who do not have obesity-related cardiometabolic abnormalities) increased among U.S. adults during the past 2 decades, but differences in trends existed across sociodemographic subgroups. Effective strategies are needed to improve metabolic health status and prevent obesity-related complications in adults with obesity. 

Authors: An Pan, Ph.D., of the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China, and Kun Yang, M.D., of the Hubei University of Medicine in Shiyan, China, are the corresponding authors. 

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