Why do some individuals with obesity remain metabolically healthy?

Christoph Buettner, Kenichi Sakamoto, Mary A. Butera

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A recent study by Peterson et al. that characterized individuals with metabolically healthy obesity (MHO) or metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUO) in depth provides insights into the potential pathogenesis of MUO that accounts for much of the cardiometabolic disease and excess mortality caused by the obesity epidemic.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
StateAccepted/In press - 2024
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiometabolic health
  • insulin resistance
  • metabolically healthy obesity (MHO)
  • metabolically unhealthy obesity (MUO)


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