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

The Science of Fat A small group of thin patients who develop disorders typically tied to obesity pose a medical mystery and a potential opportunity for scientists. Claire Walker Johnson, 55, of Queens, developed Type 2 diabetes and a fatty liver, among other problems related to obesity, despite weighing only 119 pounds.

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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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