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How is Fat Killing You?

Experts used to believe that the sheer mass of carrying around extra weight is what caused much of the damage from being overweight. Now scientists have learned that there is some mighty complex biochemistry going on in fat cells. All fat-storage cells churn out a stew of hormones and other chemical messengers that fine-tune the body's energy balance. Roughly 25 different signaling compounds--with names like resistin and adiponectin--are now known to be made by fat cells and many of these...

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