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Figure 1: Differences between phenotypes of obesity.aNormal weight (NW) metabolically healthy and normal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and normal BMI.bMetabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals have high body mass index (BMI) and healthy metabolic profile, characterized by having excessive body fat, high insulin sensitivity, low VAT/total body fat mass index and low VAT.cMetabolically abnormal obese (MAO) individuals present high BMI, are associated with abnormal metabolic profile, high VAT and increased uric acid.dSarcopenically obese (SO) are characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, increases risk of metabolic alterations mainly in older individuals and have high VAT with BMI between 25 and 30 kg/m[2].eMetabolically obese normal weight (MONW) individuals are characterized by high VAT and a normal BMI. Source: Ref. 17.

Figure 1: Differences between phenotypes of obesity.<sup>a</sup>Normal weight (NW) metabolically healthy and normal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and normal BMI.<sup>b</sup>Metabolically healthy obese (MHO) individuals have high body mass index (BMI) and healthy metabolic profile, characterized by having excessive body fat, high insulin sensitivity, low VAT/total body fat mass index and low VAT.<sup>c</sup>Metabolically abnormal obese (MAO) individuals present high BMI, are associated with abnormal metabolic profile,  high VAT and increased uric acid.<sup>d</sup>Sarcopenically obese (SO) are characterized by loss of skeletal muscle mass and function, increases risk of metabolic alterations mainly in older individuals and have high VAT with BMI between 25 and 30 kg/m<sup>[2]</sup>.<sup>e</sup>Metabolically obese normal weight (MONW) individuals are characterized by high VAT and a normal BMI. <i>Source</i>: Ref. 17.