Fatty acids and chronic low grade inflammation associated with obesity and the metabolic syndrome

Aoife A. Cooke, Ruth M. Connaughton, Claire L. Lyons, Aoibheann M. McMorrow, Helen M. Roche*

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Abstract

The metabolic syndrome is a group of obesity associated metabolic conditions that result in increased risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Global increases in obesity rates have led to an increase in metabolic syndrome resulting in a demand for increased understanding of the mechanisms involved. This review examines the relationship between adipose tissue biology, lipid metabolism and chronic low grade inflammation relating to obesity and insulin resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-214
JournalEuropean Journal of Pharmacology
Volume785
Early online date12 Apr 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Fatty acids
  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology

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