Circulating visfatin is associated with parameters of iron metabolism in subjects with altered glucose tolerance.

@article{FernndezReal2007CirculatingVI,
  title={Circulating visfatin is associated with parameters of iron metabolism in subjects with altered glucose tolerance.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Fern{\'a}ndez-Real and Jose M. Moreno and Berta Chico and Abel L{\'o}pez-Bermejo and Wifredo Ricart},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2007},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={616-21}
}
OBJECTIVE Visfatin is a novel adipokine that is predominantly secreted by visceral adipose tissue. Accumulation of visceral adipose tissue is also associated with iron metabolism. Despite the coincidence of visfatin expression in iron-rich tissues, no study has investigated the possible interaction of visfatin with parameters of iron metabolism. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS We evaluated insulin sensitivity and parameters of iron metabolism in 95 men with normal glucose tolerance (NGT) and 43… CONTINUE READING