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Research Finds Higher Disease Protection in Fat Cells in Females

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Research from the University of Cincinnati finds a higher presence of mitochondria in fat tissue in females. The research suggests this provides women protection against obesity and metabolic diseases. The study was published in Nature Metabolism.

Mitochondria, explains Karthickeyan Chella Krishnan, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology in the UC College of Medicine, produce energy in cells in the body.

In research with animal models, Chella Krishnan discovered differing levels of mitochondria depending on the sex of the animal. His team also found the same result in humans as well ...