Adiponectin and hypertension.

  title={Adiponectin and hypertension.},
  author={Koji Ohashi and Noriyuki Ouchi and Yuji Matsuzawa},
  journal={American journal of hypertension},
  volume={24 3},
Adipose tissue secretes a variety of bioactive molecules, also known as adipocytokines or adipokines. Obesity, in particular, visceral fat accumulation, is implicated in the dysregulated secretion of adipocytokines, which can contribute to the development of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. Adiponectin is an adipocytokine that is exclusively secreted from adipose tissue, but its plasma levels are reduced in obese subjects, especially those with visceral fat accumulation… CONTINUE READING
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