Morphological and inflammatory changes in visceral adipose tissue during obesity.

Abstract

Obesity is a major health burden worldwide and is a major factor in the development of insulin resistance and metabolic complications such as type II diabetes. Chronic nutrient excess leads to visceral adipose tissue (VAT) expansion and dysfunction in an active process that involves the adipocytes, their supporting matrix, and immune cell infiltrates. These… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s12022-013-9288-1

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