[Adiponectin: a new link between obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease].

@article{Palomer2005AdiponectinAN,
  title={[Adiponectin: a new link between obesity, insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease].},
  author={Xavier Palomer and Antonio Azor P{\'e}rez and Francisco Blanco-Vaca},
  journal={Medicina clinica},
  year={2005},
  volume={124 10},
  pages={388-95}
}
Adiponectin is a novel and important member of the adipocytokine family which has regulatory functions in the glucose and lipid metabolism. Adiponectin stimulates fatty acids oxidation, reduces plasma triglycerides, and improves glucose metabolism by increasing the insulin sensitivity. In addition, adiponectin inhibits the inflammatory process that accompanies atherogenesis, as it reduces the expression of endothelial adhesion molecules, macrophage-to-foam cell transformation, tumor necrosis… CONTINUE READING