The Answer to Why Some Are Obese but Healthy?!

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DV. Muralidhara


Obesity is a complex issue involving both physical and metabolic dysfunction. Some obese individuals are spared from the unfavorable metabolic disturbances often seen in that condition. Such individuals are referred to as healthy obese persons who constitute a considerable proportion of the obese group of subjects. The possible roles of several important adipokines that are studied in this regard are presented in this communication. The importance of such group of obese individuals and other variant such as metabolically obese with normal body weight status and other challenges faced is pointed out both for clinical and research purposes.

Published on: June 19, 2018
doi: 10.17756/jocd.2018-016
Citation: Muralidhara DV. 2018. The Answer to Why Some Are Obese but Healthy?! J Obes Chronic Dis 2(1): 37-43.