Spotlight on overweight and obesity

Due to an excess of quick calories and too little physical activity, we have created the global obesity epidemic. At the same time, the human body is very unwilling to let go of the fat that it has stored. Fighting overweight and obesity is thus essentially a battle against ourselves.

Why some people become obese

Weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolise fat, according to Professor Mikael Rydén and colleagues. The researchers are now developing means of measuring the ability to break down fat.

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