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Skinny and 119 Pounds, But With the Health Hallmarks of Obesity

Claire Walker Johnson of Queens was a medical mystery. No matter how much she ate, she never gained weight. And yet Ms. Johnson, with a long narrow face, had the conditions many obese people develop - Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and, most strikingly, a liver buried in fat.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

As I pointed out in my book Toxic Fat, published in 2008, obesity is far more complicated than we are led to believe.  Obesity is not necessarily the problem, but the lipotoxicity it can cause will compromise the function of other organs. This current article revisits some of my observations made in Toxic Fat. The best way to reduce lipotoxicity is the reduction of insulin resistance, which starts with following an anti-inflammatory diet.


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