Correlation between leptin and ghrelin expression in adipose visceral tissue and clinical-biological features in malignant obesity.

Morbid obesity is a metabolic disease characterized by an excessive accumulation of adipose tissue (=40%). This disorder is commonly associated with cardiovascular disease, arteriosclerosis, type 2 diabetes, hypothyroidism and some types of cancer. The most common metabolic signals associated with the disease are leptin, ghrelin, with antagonic effects. Our… CONTINUE READING