The molecular mechanisms of obesity paradox

  • Alexios S. Antonopoulos, Dimitris Tousoulis
  • Cardiovascular Research, May 2017, Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • DOI: 10.1093/cvr/cvx106

What is it about?

In this review article the concept of obesity paradox, i.e. the better clinical outcome of obese patients with cardiovascular disease is approached by explaining the molecular mechanisms responsible for maintaining a healthy adiposity. Concepts such as the 'fat and fit' hypothesis as well as the metabolically healthy obesity are summarized and linked with the adipose tissue features accompanying such entities.

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