Spotlight on Fat

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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 obesity is thus essentially a battle against ourselves.

Why some people get fat

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.

Publication: Weight gain and impaired glucose metabolism in women is predicted by inefficient subcutaneous fat cell lipolysis, Peter Arner, Daniel P Andersson, Jesper Bäckdahl, Ingrid Dahlman, Mikael Rydén, Cell Metabolism, online 31 May 2018.