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Hefty Twins Shed Light on Obesity Paradox, University of Helsinki Study



10/8/2013 7:17:06 AM

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They are identical in almost every way, except one twin is fat and the other is thin. Now a study of this rare group is shedding light on a medical mystery: how some people can be obese and perfectly healthy. Obesity usually goes hand in hand with metabolic syndrome – high blood pressure, high cholesterol and type 2 diabetes – but a minority of obese people escape this fate.

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