[Fatty tissue as a secretory organ. Significance for obesity-related diseases].

@article{Richelsen2001FattyTA,
  title={[Fatty tissue as a secretory organ. Significance for obesity-related diseases].},
  author={Bj\orn Richelsen and Jens Meldgaard Bruun and St B Pedersen},
  journal={Ugeskrift for laeger},
  year={2001},
  volume={163 21},
  pages={
          2913-7
        }
}
Adipose tissue is not only a passive storage organ for excessed energy intake, it is also able to produce and release several substances with local (autocrine) and systemic (endocrine) actions. An up-to-date review of our knowledge in this area is given here. Several of the compounds deriving from adipose tissue have been shown to play a role in obesity-related health complications. The production of cytokines (TNF-alpha, IL-6, IL-8) is implicated in the development of insulin resistance and… CONTINUE READING

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