Obesity Related Alterations in Plasma Cytokines and Metabolic Hormones in Chimpanzees

Abstract

Obesity is characterized by chronic low-grade inflammation and serves as a major risk factor for hypertension, coronary artery disease, dyslipidemias, and type-2 diabetes. The purpose of this study was to examine changes in metabolic hormones, inflammatory cytokines, and immune function, in lean, overweight, and obese chimpanzees in a controlled environment… (More)
DOI: 10.1155/2014/856749

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