FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2008 file photo an obese man is seen in Bremerhaven, northern Germany. (AP Photo/Joerg Sarbach)
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US scientists encouraged 20 obese people to eat extra fast food for several months, and found that about a quarter stayed in good health despite the additional pounds they gained.It is just as difficult to get people to gain weight as it is to get them to lose weight," said chief author Elisa Fabbrini, assistant professor of medicine.Those not suffering from ailments typically associated with obesity at the outset of the study -- such as insulin resistance, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and excess liver fat -- did not have these problems even after adding about 15 pounds (seven kilograms) to their already overweight frames, said the findings.All the research subjects were helped by dieticians to lose the weight they gained for the study, which was featured on HBO's documentary "Weight of the Nation" while the research was under way.Study authors said they now understand better how to distinguish obese people who will be more prone to ill health from those who may be more protected.The study found that overweight people with normal metabolisms had more fat-regulating genes.
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