In a new study, researchers have found that some obese people do not have the metabolic changes usually associated with diabetes, heart disease and stroke. This suggests that some obese people may be protected from these metabolic abnormalities when gaining weight. The researchers then studied how the gain in weight affected the participants’ metabolism.
The researchers then studied how the gain in weight affected the participants’ metabolism. Before and after gaining the weight, the participants’ abilities to regulate blood sugar and liver fat were measured, as were their body compositions and sensitivities to insulin.
If the metabolic profiles of the participants were in the normal range when the study began, then they remained normal after these participants gained weight.
The researchers identified some factors that distinguished the metabolically normal obese participants from the participants with metabolic problems. Obesity ‘not always linked with metabolic problems’ – Medical News Today