Increased plasma interleukin-1 receptor antagonist levels in men with visceral obesity.

@article{Cartier2009IncreasedPI,
  title={Increased plasma interleukin-1 receptor antagonist levels in men with visceral obesity.},
  author={Am{\'e}lie Cartier and Jean Bergeron and Paul Poirier and Natalie Alm{\'e}ras and Angelo Tremblay and Isabelle Lemieux and Jean-pierre Despr{\'e}s},
  journal={Annals of medicine},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={471-8}
}
BACKGROUND Adipose tissue (AT) is an important source of interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1Ra). Its expression is markedly increased in obesity. AIMS AND METHODS To quantify the associations of IL-1Ra with body fat distribution as well as to examine the respective contributions of IL-1Ra and visceral adiposity to the variation in some cardiometabolic risk (CMR) markers. Plasma IL-1Ra levels were measured in a sample of 117 healthy non-diabetic men (age: 44.9+/-10.1 years; body mass index… CONTINUE READING
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