Quoting Fat-and-Happy:" How do we explain the disease processes of heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes in thin people? ... [snip!] ... gets something like this it is automatically attributed to their fat... what about the thin people who have the same issues?"
People who have never smoked a day in their lives can get lung cancer.... But people who smoke are more likely to get lung cancer than someone who doesn't. Same thing goes for diabetes and heart disease.
Excess body fat is linked
to major physical threats like heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. It doesn't mean you will get it, but you are at higher risk if you have excess body fat.
If you're obese, it takes more energy for you to breathe because your heart has to work harder to pump blood to the lungs and to the excess fat throughout the body. This increased work load can cause your heart to become enlarged and can result in high blood pressure.
Obese people also tend
to (doesn't mean all do) have high cholesterol levels, making them more prone to arteriosclerosis, a narrowing of the arteries by deposits of plaque. This becomes life-threatening when blood vessels become so narrow or blocked that vital organs like the brain, heart or kidneys are deprived of blood. Additionally, the narrowing of the blood vessels forces the heart to pump harder, and blood pressure rises. High blood pressure itself poses several health risks, including heart attack, kidney failure, and stroke. About 25 percent of all heart and blood vessel problems are associated with obesity.
Why do you think doctors worry so much about people who are overweight. I'm not saying that you are unhealthy
because of excess fat, but you cannot be healthy either.