Corpus ID: 27737939

The role of TNF-alpha in insulin resistance.

@article{Borst2004TheRO,
  title={The role of TNF-alpha in insulin resistance.},
  author={S. Borst},
  journal={Endocrine},
  year={2004},
  volume={23 2-3},
  pages={
          177-82
        }
}
Insulin resistance is an important component of the metabolic syndrome associated with obesity. Early-stage insulin-resistance and related mild glucose intolerance may be compensated by increased insulin secretion. When combined with impaired insulin secretion, insulin resistance plays an important role in type 2 diabetes (1). Insulin-resistance is also associated with a variety of pathological conditions, including trauma, infection, and cancer. Obesity and type 2 diabetes are the most common… Expand
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