DECIPHERING THE METABOLIC AND ENDOCRINE PROFILE OF HEALTHY ADIPOCYTES

Grant number: 1098972 | Funding period: 2018 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Obesity is associated with the development of metabolic diseases, however, it is becoming clear that it is where the excess fat is stored that is more important when predicting the health risks associated with obesity. This project aims to identify whether adipocyte progenitor cells, which eventually become fat cells, are ‘preprogrammed’ and whether differences in these cells explain the generation of either healthy or unhealthy fat in different locations of the body.

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