Published in Diabetes Week, November 24th, 2003
"Obesity and high fat diets are associated with an increased prevalence of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension," scientists in Detroit explained. "However, the mechanism(s) linking obesity and high fat diet to these metabolic and cardiovascular disorders are not fully elucidated."
"Leptin stimulates the formation of pro-opiomelanocortin and its products," and "the stimulation of the central nervous system (CNS) opioids and their receptors is associated with an increase in cardiovascular dynamics," noted M.J. Barnes and colleagues at...
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