Researchers have discovered a type of immune cell in the body that fights obesity and may prevent the onset of metabolic syndrome,
which can be a precursor to conditions like diabetes and heart disease. Here's the catch, though -- subjects in the study who were already obese showed diminished counts of these invariant natural killer T-cells (iNKT)
suggesting that while your body will help to defend you from becoming obese, it's only to a point.
Abusing the privilege may see these fat-fighting cells throw in the towel and storm out in disgust as you put away yet another helping from the Extra Value Menu, and really, who can blame them?