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Impaiment of Normal Adipose Tissue Development Can Be Tied to Insulin Action

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Obesity and diabetes are diseases that greatly increase worldwide. Adipose tissue is now recognizes as a separate organ with complex metabolic processes. Understanding adipose tissue biology is important in order to develop better treatment strategies for obesity and diabetes. An international team of physicians and scientists lead by researchers from our Center has found that insulin action can be associated with normal development and distribution of fat of the body. This provides new insights into the biology of adipose tissue and may lead to better treatment of obesity and diabetes.

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