Ghrelin - Defender of fat.

  title={Ghrelin - Defender of fat.},
  author={Timothy Wells},
  journal={Progress in lipid research},
  volume={48 5},
With one quarter of the population of the Western world now considered obese, it is essential that we understand the factors giving rise to elevated fat deposition. This review summarizes the cellular and molecular mechanisms governing the volume of white adipose tissue (WAT), and outlines the physiological signals that regulate these processes. Particular attention is given to the role of the gastric hormone, ghrelin, describing its actions in general and presenting detailed evidence of its… CONTINUE READING

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