Striving for healthy obesity

Up to a quarter of obese people are metabolically healthy and not at risk of developing type 2 diabetes, a study shows.

Though obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, the two conditions aren’t always linked.

The study published in Cell sheds light on a possible explanation, revealing that high levels of a molecule called heme oxygenase-1 (HO-1) are linked to poor metabolic health and an increased risk of type 2 diabetes in obese humans.

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