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Can thin people with high metabolisms experience the same health problems as overweight people if they eat unhealthy foods?

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2008-01-08 20:45:18

Often, yes. Obese people can have more illness', but on a whole

yes, either obese or thin people can have the same diseases.

Example: An obese person could have heart problems due to the extra

weight carried around and lack of exercise (getting the heart rate

down) but a thin person that doesn't eat well or could be Anorexic

could have heart failure as well. Yes, thin people with poor diets

can have terrible heart health and poorly regulated blood sugar,

they just don't eat as much as it takes for them to be fat. The

reason why being thin means you're MORE LIKELY to be healthy is

because thin people are willing to eat less, and eating less/being

hungry is better for regulating cholesterol and blood sugar, and

can also help stabilize the immune system. That is, thin people can

"get away with" more sometimes.

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