Does adipocyte hypercellularity in obesity exist?
- Obesity: Fat cells use immune signal. // Nature;3/28/2013, Vol. 495 Issue 7442, p413
The article reports on a study by Willa Hsueh and colleagues which shows the potential role of adipocytes or fat cells as inflammatory white blood cells in obese persons.
- Effects of dopamine on leptin release and leptin gene (OB) expression in adipocytes from obese and hypertensive patients. Alvarez-Aguilar, Cleto; Alvarez-Paredes, Alfonso Rafael; Lindholm, Bengt; Stenvinkel, Peter; García-López, Elvia; Mejía-Rodríguez, Oliva; López-Meza, Joel Edmundo; Amato, Dante; Paniagua, Ramon // International Journal of Nephrology & Renovascular Disease;2013, Vol. 6, p259
Background: A reduction of dopaminergic (DAergic) activity with increased prolactin levels has been found in obese and hypertensive patients, suggesting its involvement as a pathophysiological mechanism promoting hypertension. Similarly, leptin action increasing sympathetic activity has been...
- THE BELLY BURDEN. Spake, Amanda // U.S. News & World Report;11/28/2005, Vol. 139 Issue 20, p72
The article discusses new research which shows that predicting a person's long-term health may be as simple as taking a waist measurement. Fat around the waist has been linked to a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, stroke, hypertensin, some cancers, and higher mortality rates. The more...
- InflamaciÃ³n y obesidad (lipoinflamaciÃ³n). Izaola, Olatz; de Luis, Daniel; Sajoux, Ignacio; Carles Domingo, Joan; Vidal, Montserrat // Nutricion Hospitalaria;jun2015, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p2352
Obesity is a chronic disease with multiple origins. It is a widespread global phenomenon carrying potentially serious complications which requires a multidisciplinary approach due to the significant clinical repercussions and elevated health costs associated with the disease. The most recent...
- Changes in adipocyte hormones and lipid oxidation associated with weight loss and regain in severely obese adolescents. Lazzer, S.; Vermorel, M.; Montaurier, C.; Meyer, M.; Boirie, Y. // International Journal of Obesity;Oct2005, Vol. 29 Issue 10, p1184
OBJECTIVE:To investigate changes in adipocyte hormones and lipid oxidation during and after a weight-reduction programme in severely obese adolescents.DESIGN:Longitudinal-clinical investigation including a 9-month multidisciplinary weight-reduction programme in a specialised institution with...
- Direct Free Fatty Acid Uptake Into Human Adipocytes In Vivo. Shadid, Samyah; Koutsari, Christina; Jensen, Michael D. // Diabetes;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, p1369
We sought to assess whether direct uptake of circulating free fatty acids (FFAs) by adipocytes occurs in vivo in overnight postabsorptive humans and, if so, whether there are regional differences in uptake between lean and obese women and men. We used bolus injections of radiolabeled FFA tracers...
- Research briefs: Fat causes inflammation. // GP: General Practitioner;4/8/2005, p5
The article presents research brief, which states that raised levels of inflammatory proteins produced by subcutaneous fat could be responsible for increased morbidity associated with obesity. Researchers sampled subcutaneous fat from 20 overweight or obese women aged over 65.
- UC Davis researchers find disease-causing fat cells in those with metabolic syndrome. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/12/2011, Vol. 21, p289
The article reports on the discovery of disease-causing fat cells, which caused metabolic syndrome in obese people, by University of California (UC) researchers in Davis, California.
- WE ALL CAME DOWN WITH A BAD CASE OF FAT. // Popular Science;Mar2009, Vol. 274 Issue 3, p48
The article discusses theories about what may be contributing to the obesity epidemic in the U.S. While overweight people are often viewed as having weak willpower, the author attests that this may not be the case. It is suggested that viruses in food may infiltrate adult stem cells and...