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Fit or fat: Study finds exercise more important than diet for obese
By Martin Johnston
3:01 PM Sunday May 1, 2016
Health Health & Wellbeing
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Working up a bit of a sweat can help virtually everyone's health, but it turns out that those carrying some extra kilos get more benefit.
Sports doctor Chris Hanna told the Australasian anaesthetists' conference in Auckland that among the obese, the death rate per year in those who are unfit is more than three times greater than it is for the moderately fit. He defines as moderately fit as those who do at least 150 minutes of aerobic activity such as walking, cycling and swimming each week.
There are some who dispute this claim.