Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans

@article{Spalding2008DynamicsOF,
  title={Dynamics of fat cell turnover in humans},
  author={Kirsty L. Spalding and Erik Arner and P{\aa}l O. Westermark and Samuel Bernard and Bruce A Buchholz and Olaf Bergmann and Lennart Blomqvist and Johan Hoffstedt and Erik N{\"a}slund and Tom Britton and H{\'e}rnan Concha and Moustapha Hassan and Mikael Ryd{\'e}n and Jonas Fris{\'e}n and Peter Arner},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2008},
  volume={453},
  pages={783-787}
}
Obesity is increasing in an epidemic manner in most countries and constitutes a public health problem by enhancing the risk for cardiovascular disease and metabolic disorders such as type 2 diabetes. Owing to the increase in obesity, life expectancy may start to decrease in developed countries for the first time in recent history. The factors determining fat mass in adult humans are not fully understood, but increased lipid storage in already developed fat cells (adipocytes) is thought to be… 

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