May 282015
 

Obesity affects males

According to the revelations of a study led by an Indian-American researcher, obesity may actually be tougher on male immune systems than on females.

Study found that high-fat diets reprogram blood stem cells in male mice, promoting metabolic disease. “Men and women have very different cardiovascular and diabetes risk. Male mice are often studied because their risk for developing these diseases is higher,” Singer explained.

Young reproductive-age female mice who were fed a high-fat diet which made them obese, the body produced only a mild inflammatory white blood cell response.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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