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Adipose tissue hypoxia and insulin resistance
  1. Neda Rasouli1,2
  1. 1Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado, USA
  2. 2VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, Denver, Colorado, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neda Rasouli, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes, University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Mail Stop 8106, 12631 East 17th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80045, USA; neda.rasouli{at}ucdenver.edu

Abstract

Despite the well-established association of obesity with insulin resistance and inflammation, the underlying mechanisms and sequence of events leading to inflammation and insulin resistance remain unknown. Adipose tissue hypoxia has been proposed as one of the possible key events during the process of fat expansion that leads to adipose tissue dysfunction. The focus of this paper is reviewing the evidence on adipose tissue hypoxia in obesity and its relation to insulin resistance.

  • Hypoxia
  • Obesity

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