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Matti Narkia

NephroPal: Omega 3 Fatty Acid and Adiponectin Levels - 0 views

    "Friday, December 18, 2009
    Omega 3 Fatty Acid and Adiponectin Levels
    Today my wife was watching the Oprah show. A commercial came on and I looked up. It was a Christmas special on liposuction in the local area. Considering that the fat tissue (adipose tissue) is now viewed as an endocrine organ and not just a collection of fat cells, I have always thought that sucking out the fat cells maybe a bad idea. Yet, I have never seen proof of this. But, the science of the adipose tissue as an endocrine organ is relatively new. It seems that in the medical literature adiponectin is receiving the most attention from all of the other adipose hormones - or also referred to as adipokines. This is for good reason. As stated before, adiponectin has the following effects:

    * reduces liver glucose production

    * increases glucose uptake in the muscles and adipose tissues

    * causes oxidation of fats which leads to less lipid production

    * has anti-inflammatory properties

    * protects the heart against ischemia and reduces myocardial infarct size

    * acts as an anti-clotting factor

    * increases nitric oxide production in the vasculature leading to a greater dilation of the vessels"
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