Published: 04-06-2018 13:26 | Updated: 04-06-2018 13:59

Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight

SRP Diabetes researchers led by professor Mikael Rydén have, in a new study published in Cell Metabolism, showed that protracted weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolise fat. Sensitive individuals might need more intensive lifestyle changes if they are to avoid becoming overweight and developing type 2 diabetes, claim the researchers, who are now developing means of measuring the ability to break down fat.