Researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine studied the body weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol readings of over 5000 adults. They found that over 50% of overweight adults and 30% of obese adults had healthy heart profiles. However, they also found that over a quarter of normal-weight adults had two or more unhealthy readings.
Researchers say where fat is located on the body may be a greater indication of heart disease than overall weight. They say that fat on the liver may be the most dangerous.