Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, July 24th, 2006
"Lipodystrophies are rare inherited and acquired disorders characterized by the selective loss of adipose tissue. Despite marked phenotypic and genotypic heterogeneity, most lipodystrophic syndromes predispose to similar metabolic complications seen in patients with obesity, such as insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, hepatic steatosis and dyslipidemia. The purpose of this review is to highlight the current understanding of the mechanisms...
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