Metabolic Complications of Obesity. Pathophysiologic Considerations

Med Clin North Am. 2000 Mar;84(2):363-85, vi. doi: 10.1016/s0025-7125(05)70226-1.

Abstract

Given a specific research interest in human fatty acid metabolism, this article focuses primarily on the evidence surrounding the hypothesis that dysregulation of the fuel release function of fat cells (lipolysis) is an important contributing factor to the health hazards of obesity.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / physiopathology
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2 / physiopathology*
  • Fatty Acids / metabolism
  • Humans
  • Hyperlipidemias / physiopathology
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Insulin Resistance / physiology*
  • Lipolysis / physiology*
  • Obesity / complications
  • Obesity / physiopathology*
  • Syndrome

Substances

  • Fatty Acids