The obesity paradox is no longer.
Conclusions and Relevance Relative to normal weight, both obesity (all grades) and grades 2 and 3 obesity were associated with significantly higher all-cause mortality. Grade 1 obesity overall was not associated with higher mortality, and overweight was associated with significantly lower all-cause mortality.
As was stated here 3 years ago: The disease FAT does not exist
Obviously anyone who is seriously overweight risks diseases. Bodybuilder or fat couchpotato. There is a margin between which a bodyweight can naturally vary, as it did for eons, there is a lower limit where it gets dangerous for your health and an upper limit. What the current obsession with obesity overlooks is that it’s much much worse to be thin than not.
Only 40 pounds underweight of the average and your life expectancy halves. To reach the same reduction in life expectancy you need to weigh about double the average. And then some since it depends on the way you got overweight. Which daily diet made you overweight. Did it come from greasy fried foods or from a Mediterranean diet?