Eric Freedland

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This review article presents data to show that insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus are conditions associated with low-grade inflammation. It shows that inflammation pre-dates the detection of diabetes and predicts its occurrence. Furthermore, it discusses the inter-relationship between inflammation associated with insulin resistance and diabetes, and(More)
Central fat accumulation is increasingly recognized as a problem for patients with HIV infection. The term "lipodystrophy" has been used to describe collectively a constellation of body habitus changes and metabolic abnormalities commonly observed in HIV-infected patients, particularly since the advent of highly active antiretroviral therapy. Visceral fat(More)
A segment of the HIV infected population develops abnormal and excessive accumulation of adipose tissue in the trunk, including accumulation of visceral (deep abdominal) adipose tissue. This condition, known as HIV-related adipose redistribution syndrome (HARS), may also be accompanied by fat accumulation in the upper back/neck (dorsocervical region) and/or(More)
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-associated adipose redistribution syndrome (HARS) is a fat accumulation disorder characterized by increases in visceral adipose tissue. Patients with HARS may also present with excess truncal fat and accumulation of dorsocervical fat ("buffalo hump"). The pathophysiology of HARS appears multifactorial and is not fully(More)
BACKGROUND Wasting, or cachexia, is a significant, debilitating, and potentially life-threatening complication of HIV infection. It is associated with reduced strength and functional ability, reduced ability to withstand opportunistic infections, and increased risk of mortality. Although the incidence of HIV-associated wasting may have declined since the(More)
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