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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.