Raised interleukin-6 levels in obese patients.

  title={Raised interleukin-6 levels in obese patients.},
  author={Leonid Roytblat and Maxim Rachinsky and Alison R Fisher and Lev Greemberg and Yoram Shapira and Amos Douvdevani and Simon Gelman},
  journal={Obesity research},
  volume={8 9},
OBJECTIVE Obese patients demonstrate a variety of biochemical, metabolic, and pulmonary abnormalities. Inflammatory mediators such as tumor necrosis factor-alpha and interleukin-6 (IL-6) may have a direct effect on glucose and lipid metabolism. Hypoxemia in itself induces release of IL-6. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between IL-6 levels in healthy volunteers (control group) and three different groups of obese patients: patients without obstructive sleep apnea syndrome… CONTINUE READING


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