Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, January 3rd, 2005
"Obesity, particularly central obesity, is associated with insulin resistance. Much research has focused on mechanisms that link obesity to insulin resistance, including lipid accumulation in muscle and liver and the recently discovered adipocytokines. Insulin resistance is an important feature of a number of common conditions, including type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome and is associated with rarer disorders, such as inherited insulin receptoropathies and genetic and acquired lipodystrophies," scientists in Australia report.
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