Obesity as protection against metabolic syndrome, not its cause

Tuesday, March 16, 2010 - 00:21 in Health & Medicine

The collection of symptoms that is the metabolic syndrome - insulin resistance, high cholesterol, fatty liver, and a greater risk for diabetes, heart disease, and stroke - are all related to obesity, but, according to a review in the March 9th issue of the Cell Press publication Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, not in the way you probably think they are...

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