The metabolically healthy but obese individual presents a favorable inflammation profile.

  title={The metabolically healthy but obese individual presents a favorable inflammation profile.},
  author={Antony D. Karelis and May Faraj and J. P. Bastard and David H St-Pierre and Martin Brochu and Denis Prud'homme and R{\'e}mi Rabasa-Lhoret},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={90 7},
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the inflammatory state in obese women displaying the "metabolically healthy but obese" (MHO) phenotype. DESIGN We examined the metabolic characteristics of 88 obese, sedentary postmenopausal women. Subjects were classified as MHO or as "at risk" based on the upper and lower quartiles of insulin sensitivity as measured by the hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp technique. Thereafter, we determined 1) body composition, 2) body fat… CONTINUE READING


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