Cancer researchers working with mice discovered the most interesting phenomenon. When the researchers bred a group of mice who lack the PIKE cancer gene, the mice resisted developing obesity.
Researchers fed a high-fat diet to both normal mice and PIKE-free mice. The PIKE-free mice did not develop diabetes or fatty liver or obesity. The normal mice developed all of these complications of a high-fat diet.
Some questions to ask:
1) Why do some skinny people eat everything in sight and never become fat?
2) Obesity is correlated with cancers of the kidney, breast, and colon. Are the adipocytes (fat cells) causing the cancers … or is there an underlying gene which causes both cancer and obesity?