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‘Healthy’ obesity explained

‘Healthy’ obesity explained

Heme Oxygenase-1 (HO-1) offers a possible molecular explanation for the fact that one in four obese individuals are metabolically healthy. A study published today in Cell by Alexander Jais and colleagues from the Medical University in Vienna, shows that high levels of HO-1 are associated with poor metabolic health and an elevated risk for developing diabetes type 2 in obese humans. Continue reading

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