What Are the Physical Characteristics Associated with a Normal Metabolic Profile Despite a High Level of Obesity in Postmenopausal Women?

Authors:Brochu, M., Tchernof, A., Dionne, I. J., Sites, C. K., Eltabbakh, G. H., Sims, E. A. H. and Poehlman, E. T.
"Our results support the existence of a subgroup of obese but metabolically normal postmenopausal women who display high levels of insulin sensitivity despite having a high accumulation of body fat. This metabolically normal profile is associated with a lower accumulation of visceral adipose tissue and an earlier age-related onset of obesity."