Published in Healthcare Finance, Tax and Law Weekly, December 8th, 2004
According to a study from Japan, "Adiponectin is an anti-diabetic and anti-atherogenic hormone that is exclusively secreted from fat cells. Serum adiponectin levels are reduced in obese patients and obese model mice, despite increased adipose tissue mass. Elucidation of the mechanisms by which plasma adiponectin levels are decreased in obese and diabetic patients would provide insight into the cause of obesity-induced diabetes and the development of therapeutic advances. In the present study, the regulation of adiponectin secretion was investigated using 3T3-L1...
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