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Thin? You still need exercise: Study

Slim people who don't work out have the same levels of bad cholesterol as obese non-exercisers.

india Updated: Mar 09, 2006 14:51 IST

If you are naturally thin you still need as much exercise as others in order to stay healthy, says a study.

Gary O'Donovan of Brunel University in London and other researchers examined the risk of heart disease in a group made up of lean exercisers, lean non-exercisers and obese non-exercisers.

They found that while lean exercisers had the lowest risk of heart disease, high cholesterol levels were almost identical in lean non-exercisers and obese non-exercisers, reported the online edition of Daily Mail.

Slim people who don't work out have the same levels of bad cholesterol as obese non-exercisers, revealed the study published in the International Journal of Obesity.

Bad cholesterol or low density lipoprotein can cause a harmful build-up of cholesterol which may narrow the arteries and contribute to heart disease and strokes and slim people need to exercise as much as others in order to stay healthy, it said.

First Published: Mar 09, 2006 14:51 IST