Author(s): Gimeno RE, Klaman LD
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Abstract Adipose tissue secretes a variety of factors in a manner dependent upon its metabolic state. These factors are derived from adipocyte or non-adipocyte fractions, and include proteins, metabolites and hormones. Obesity is a major risk factor for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and adipocyte-derived factors might contribute to or ameliorate obesity-associated pathologies such as insulin resistance, dyslipidemia, vascular dysfunction and a chronic inflammatory and prothrombotic state.
This article was published in Curr Opin Pharmacol
and referenced in Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism