[Novel adipokines: links between obesity and atherosclerosis].

  title={[Novel adipokines: links between obesity and atherosclerosis].},
  author={Danny Gauvreau and Nicole Villeneuve and Yves Deshaies and Katherine Cianflone},
  journal={Annales d'endocrinologie},
  volume={72 3},
Today, cardiovascular diseases (CVD) remain the principal cause of death in industrialized countries and are linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by changes in arterial blood pressure, glucose metabolism, lipid and lipoprotein profiles in addition to inflammation. Adipose tissue produces many cytokines and secretory factors termed adipokines. Intra-abdominal (visceral) adipose tissue in particular, rather than peripheral, appears to be associated with… CONTINUE READING
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