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Defective lymphatic vessels identified as a novel cause of adult-onset obesity

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Defective lymphatic vessels identified as a novel cause of adult-onset obesity
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St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Leaky lymphatic vessels are the leading cause of the adult onset obesity observed in a laboratory model developed by investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The findings suggest that the abnormal leakage of lymph fluid from the ruptured lymphatic vessels stimulates the accumulation of fat, particularly in regions of the body rich in lymphatics, the researchers said.

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