You can’t be “fat but fit”.
An analysis of more than half a million people in Europe found that even when overweight people have healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, they are still 26 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease.
New Scientist (2017) Cardiac Weight Risk. New Scientist. 19 August 2017.
Lassale, C., Tzoulaki, I., Moons, K.G.M., Sweeting, M. et al. (2017) Separate and combined associations of obesity and metabolic health with coronary heart disease: a pan-European case-cohort analysis. European Heart Journal. February 2018. 39(5), pp.397-406. Published 14 August 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/eurheartj/ehx448.