Adipose tissue IL-8 is increased in normal weight women after menopause and reduced after gastric bypass surgery in obese women.

OBJECTIVE The menopausal transition is characterized by increased body fat accumulation, including redistribution from peripheral to central fat depots. This distribution is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease that are linked to low-grade inflammation. We determined whether postmenopausal women have higher levels… CONTINUE READING