Breaking: You Can Be Obese Without Even Knowing It

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The Mayo Clinic, a very serious place where serious research is conducted, has discovered a new and terrifying phenomenon, which they call "normal weight obesity." Apparently, you look totally normal on the outside when you have it, but you are disgustingly fat on the inside. Or something. Basically, this:

Their bodies "behave like they are obese, but they are not," Dr. Lopez-Jimenez says.

Holy crap. For instance, if you eat four fried olives at Morandi after consuming a fairly gigantic amount of pasta and then suggest dessert, does that mean you have it? Not that we know anyone who did that, we're just wondering.

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