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Keywords:

  • adipose tissue;
  • obesity;
  • insulin resistance;
  • cytokines

Abstract

In this article, we discuss inflammation associated with adipose tissue dysfunction as a potential link with obesity-related insulin resistance, and how obesity-related inflammatory components, such as immune cells, cytokines/chemokines and adipocytokines, induce obesity-related pathologies. Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.