Some Types of Obesity May Protect Against Diabetes

Many experts believe that where you store fat on your body is determined by your genes, and that where extra fat is stored matters more than the amount of extra fat where insulin resistance and risk of diabetes are concerned. Now new research has defined 14 genetic variants that dictate where the body stores surplus fat — and one surprising finding is that some genetic factors that increase obesity actually work to lower metabolic risk. Read more

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