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  • The validity of the concept of "metabolically healthy" obesity has been called into question.
  • One complicating factor is that definitions of metabolically-healthy obesity are not currently standardized across studies.
  • MHO individuals are at a higher risk of cardiovascular disease compared to metabolically healthy non-obese individuals, but they are also at a lower risk thereof than individuals who are both unhealthy and obese.
  • Some research suggests that metabolically healthy obese individuals are at an increased risk of several adverse outcomes, including type 2 diabetes, depressive symptoms, and cardiovascular events.
  • Another review found that metabolically-healthy obesity "is an important, emerging phenotype with risks somewhere intermediate between healthy, normal weight and unhealthy, obese individuals."
  • Metabolically healthy obesity or metabolically-healthy obesity (MHO) is a contentious medical condition characterized by obesity which does not produce metabolic complications.
  • A recent meta-analysis found elevated risk for all-causes mortality and cardiovascular disease in metabolically-healthy obese patients, estimating the relative risk for these patients vs. metabolically-healthy normal-weight individuals at 1.24.
  • Prevalence estimates of MHO have varied from 6 to 75 percent, and it has been argued that between 10 and 25 percent of obese individuals are metabolically healthy.