The major inflammatory mediator interleukin-6 and obesity

Abstract

Adipose tissue is one of the main sources of inflammatory mediators, with interleukin-6 (IL-6) among them. Although high systemic levels of inflammatory mediators are cachectogenic and/or anorexic, today it is a widely propagated thesis that in the background of obesity, a low level of chronic inflammation can be found, with IL-6 being one of the many… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00011-009-0060-4

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