Overweight? I may not discuss it
When people are massively overweight, it’s an obvious issue. When they’re only moderately overweight, it’s more difficult [to bring it up], because we accept people being a little overweight. It’s harder to tell someone like that they have weight to lose. —Stuart Connolly, MD, director, division of cardiology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. Check out these 40 simple tricks to lose weight.
Thin people aren’t necessarily in the clear
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Pay attention to how much sugar you eat and your blood sugar levels, even if you’re not overweight. Impaired glucose tolerance (higher than normal blood sugar but not high enough to be diabetes) increases your risk of diabetes, which increases your risk of heart disease. This is something people who are naturally skinny don’t pay attention to because they think they don’t need to because they’re skinny. —Monali Y. Desai, MD, cardiologist and founder of online health and wellness company If We Were Family. Here’s how to maintain healthy blood sugar levels.