Dr. Haase took the stand many years ago that it is shape rather than weight that is most predictive of health outcomes. The data of the last 10 years has born this out.
Body fat is a symptom just like fatigue, pain and depression. Its accumulation is associated with underlying metabolic dysfunction, inflammation, toxicity and hormone disturbances.
It is gratifying to observe that as health improves over the course of time so does shape and weight. Treating underlying causes does not just make people feel better but it helps them look better as well.