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Medical Mystery: Why Are Some Obese People ‘Metabolically Healthy’?

Obesity often brings with it a host of health problems, such as high blood pressure, diabetes and risky cholesterol levels. But a lucky few appear to buck the trend: They are obese, and yet don't have any of these typical risk factors for heart disease or diabetes, a new study finds.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Metabolically healthy obese have low levels of insulin resistance because  of high levels of hormone adiponectin. There are two interventions that can increase adiponectin; exercise and high-dose fish oil.  Both reduce insulin resistance.

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