Adipokines: a link between obesity and cardiovascular disease.

  title={Adipokines: a link between obesity and cardiovascular disease.},
  author={Kazuto Nakamura and Jose Javier Fuster and Kenneth Walsh},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  volume={63 4},
Obesity is a risk factor for various cardiovascular diseases including hypertension, atherosclerosis, and myocardial infarction. Recent studies aimed at understanding the microenvironment of adipose tissue and its impact on systemic metabolism have shed light on the pathogenesis of obesity-linked cardiovascular diseases. Adipose tissue functions as an endocrine organ by secreting multiple immune-modulatory proteins known as adipokines. Obesity leads to increased expression of pro-inflammatory… CONTINUE READING


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