Twin study reveals how obesity can dull the function of mitochondria

A twin study has highlighted how obesity can drive changes to the mitochondria of fat cells, resulting in a range of adverse health effects

Scientists at the University of Helsinki have used 49 pairs of identical twins to delve into the metabolic changes that can take place in fat tissue as a result of obesity, teasing out some distinct biological processes that were linked to adverse health effects. The study highlights how obesity can negatively affect the performance of mitochondria in our fat cells, which can in turn drive inflammation and a range of obesity-related conditions.

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Category: Medical, Science

Tags: University of Helsinki, Obesity, Fat cells

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