Obesity & Insulin Resistance

A University of Sao Paulo study of 135 individuals, half with normal weight and the other half obese, suggests there is a link between obesity and the body’s inability to use insulin-insulin resistance.

Completed this year, the study measured midkine, a basic protein in the body, and revealed obese and diabetic children have higher levels of it than children of normal weight. Researchers believe the higher level of midkine interferes with communication between cells in the body, resulting in insulin resistance.

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