New research by the University of Warwicks Warwick Medical School shows that the biggest health threat to fat and obese people isnt the fat itself but the fact that the fat fuels a killer inflammation response in people.
The research published in the International Journal of Obesity on Tuesday 7th March shows that inflammation is a crucial and dangerous step in the development of obesity.
Warwick Medical School researchers Professor F P Cappuccio and Dr M A Miller have studied a large group of people, belonging to 3 different ethnic groups, and have measured a variety of markers of inflammatory activation and related these to measures of obesity or fatness such as body mass index (BMI) and waist-hip ratio (WHR). The study clearly showed that the levels of sE-selectin, a marker of inflammation produced by artery vessel walls, are strongly associated with measures of obesity, and in particular with the amount of fat around the waist. The research found that every 2% increase in sE-selectin led to the increase of 1 unit in Body Mass Index and 0.01 units in Waist - Hip Ratios.
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