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Physical fitness is particularly important for women with obesity

Senior researcher PhD Helga Midtbø presented new data from the FATCOR study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona in August 2022. Her research demonstrates a higher level of inflammatory markers in the blood in obese women than their male counterparts

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Senior researcher PhD Helga Midtbø presented new data from the FATCOR study at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Barcelona in August 2022. Her research demonstrates a higher level of inflammatory markers in the blood in obese women than their male counterparts. A strong relation between physical activity and the level of inflammatory markers in the blood was found. In particular, unfit obese women had the highest level of these inflammatory markers.