- By Jeff Olsen
Mayo Clinic Minute: Why skinny doesn’t always mean heart-healthy
True or false: People of average or below-average weight are not at risk for heart disease.
In the latest Mayo Clinic National Health Checkup, 4 of 5 adults recognized that is a false statement.
“People can be skinny but still fat in the inside,” says Mayo Clinic cardiologist Dr. Francisco Lopez-Jimenez. “Anywhere from 15 to 30 percent of people with normal weight might actually have a lot of fat.”
In this Mayo Clinic Minute, Dr. Lopez-Jimenez explains a condition called normal-weight obesity that puts a thin-looking person at risk for the same health problems faced by someone who is obese. Jeff Olsen reports.
Journalists: Broadcast-quality video pkg (0:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.