‘adipose tissue macrophages’

Weight Loss: Possible Explanation for Obesity-Related Insulin Resistance

By Laura Brooks

Researchers are getting closer to understanding the association between obesity and insulin resistance, a condition in which normal amounts of insulin are inadequate to produce a normal insulin response from fat, muscle and liver cells.  Insulin resistance can precede the development of type 2 diabetes. "Obese adipose, or fat, tissue is characterized by the presence of macrophages, specialized cells that […] Read more »