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'Normal Weight Obesity'

Jessica Heidari is a life-long athlete who used to run marathons. She said at 5 feet, 8 inches tall, she weighed 116 pounds. "So just because I was real skinny doesn't mean I was healthy at all. I was actually underweight and nutritionally that's just not good for you," Jessica said. While Jessica calls it "skinny fat," the Mayo Clinic researchers call it 'normal weight obesity.' Scientists studied more than 6,000 Americans with normal body mass index, or BMI, and found that people can be thin and have too much fat. Those with higher BMIs were at risk of heart problems. Dr. Riva Rahl is the medical director of the Cooper Clinic Wellness Program. She...

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