OBESITY: HOW YOUR BODY USES FAT TO PROTECT YOU

Obesity is not widely considered a protective mechanism. Quite the opposite. It’s usually considered one of the causal factors of the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance.

I think obesity is a marker of disease, but ultimately it serves to protect the body from the effects of hyperinsulinemia. Let me explain:

Gina Kolata, a journalist at the New York Times wrote a recent  interesting article called ‘Skinny and 119 Pounds but with the health Hallmarks of Obesity‘. She describes Claire Johnson, a patient with a rare case of lipodystrophy, a genetic disorder characterized by the lack of fat.

She was skinny but always ravenously hungry. She could never get fat, because she lacked fat cells.

Read Article By Dr. Jason Fung (Foodmed.Net)