Regulation of obesity and insulin resistance by nitric oxide.

  title={Regulation of obesity and insulin resistance by nitric oxide.},
  author={Brian E. Sansbury and Bradford G. Hill},
  journal={Free radical biology & medicine},
Obesity is a risk factor for developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and has quickly become a worldwide pandemic with few tangible and safe treatment options. Although it is generally accepted that the primary cause of obesity is energy imbalance, i.e., the calories consumed are greater than are utilized, understanding how caloric balance is regulated has proven a challenge. Many "distal" causes of obesity, such as the structural environment, occupation, and social influences, are… CONTINUE READING
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