Adiponectin in health and disease.

  title={Adiponectin in health and disease.},
  author={Deborah K Oh and Theodore P. Ciaraldi and Robert R. Henry},
  journal={Diabetes, obesity & metabolism},
  volume={9 3},
Adipose tissue is an active metabolic tissue that secretes multiple metabolically important proteins, known as adipokines. Adiponectin is an important adipokine because of its beneficial effects on glucose and lipid metabolism. Low levels of adiponectin are associated with disease states such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Direct administration of adiponectin has been shown to be beneficial in animal models of diabetes, obesity and atherosclerosis. Adiponectin levels in humans can be… CONTINUE READING
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