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Br J Sports Med. 2018 Feb;52(3):151-153. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2016-097400. Epub 2017 Jun 5.

The Fat but Fit paradox: what we know and don't know about it.

Author information

1
PROFITH 'PROmoting FITness and Health through physical activity' Research Group, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.
2
Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of the Basque Country, Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco/ Euskal Herrico Unibertsitatea (UPV/EHU), Vitoria, Spain.
3
Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School, The University of Queensland School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
4
Department of Exercise Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.
5
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, USA.

KEYWORDS:

Aerobic fitness; Cardiovascular; Fat; Fat percentage; Fitness

PMID:
28583992
DOI:
10.1136/bjsports-2016-097400
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Conflict of interest statement

Competing interests: CJL has served as a consultant and speaker on fitness/obesity for the Coca-Cola and has published a book on the obesity paradox with potential royalties. SNB has served as consultant for weight loss and fitness companies and for the Coca-Cola.

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