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A 49-year-old female asked:

Is being 10lbs overweight healthy?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Weight: Weight normals don't have a lot of scientifc correlation. If you like the way you look and are eating a mediterranean diet and getting regular exercise at least half an hour a day, a few pounds over a 'normal' number won't be a big deal. On the other hand you should be close to the normal weight and i wouldn't let it go up from where you are.
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
Yes: Generally so, but weight loss will always help. Depends upon what your standard is for figuring you're 10# overweight. If you're on thyroid replacement make sure it's brand name, not generic, and that your levels are normal.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Healthy vs risk...: Unfortunately being over weight is actually more common than normal wt these days. As long as you are active, eat a healthy/balanced diet, exercise regularly, don't smoke, and don't drink to excess, you are better off overweight than normal wt and don't do the above. Also, if you have big frame, 10lbs may not make u overweight. Stay healthy. It is a lifelong commitment, but so worth it. Good luck.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Can it be healthy to be overweight?

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice 36 years experience
No: Overweight puts stress on your joints, and may lead to diabetes with complications including cataracts, glaucoma, heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, etc. Overweight is not healthy and one should make an attempt to try to improve lifestyle changes with healthy diet and increased activity in an attempt to have a normal weight.

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