- •Data regarding cardiovascular risk of different obesity phenotypes is inconsistent.
- •7842 individuals, aged ≥30 years, were investigated over 12 years of follow-up.
- •Cardiovascular risk increased in all metabolically unhealthy phenotypes.
- •Cardiovascular risk did not increase in metabolically healthy overweight (MHOW) and obese (MHO) individuals.
- •Further studies with longer follow-up are needed to confirm the benign nature of MHOW/MHO phenotypes.
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