Understanding Obesity One Adipocyte At A Time
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Carolina E Hagberg is a PostDoc specializing in diabetes and obesity research at the Karolinska Institutet | KI · Department of Medicine, Huddinge .

 

                       

Understanding Obesity One Adipocyte At A Time

As the rate of obesity and overweight increases worldwide at an alarming rate, the quest goes on to find new therapeutics targeting obesity-associated disorders, including type-2 diabetes, insulin resistance, fatty liver disease, and cardiovascular events. White adipose tissue, our major nutrient-storing organ, has been shown to be at the heart of obesity-associated pathologies (Lotta et al., 2017) by releasing excess lipids to the periphery and secreting disadvantageous adipokines and pro-inflammatory proteins in the obese state. However, a major hurdle impairing the...

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