Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 15th, 2009
Chronic inflammation within fat tissue is now recognized as a contributor to the many ill health consequences that come with obesity, from diabetes to cardiovascular disease, explains Yuichi Oike of Kumamoto University in Japan. The new discovery may therefore point to a targeted therapy designed to limit the health impact of the obesity epidemic, the researchers say.
The new culprit Oike's team identifies is a fat-derived protein called...
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