Vol 4, No 3 (2003): Practical Diabetology
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Published online: 2003-05-22

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Hormonal disturbances in obesity

Marek Demissie, Andrzej Milewicz
Diabetologia Praktyczna 2003;4(3):207-210.


Obesity may be defined as the state where the accumulation of fat reaches the grade that threatens the health. Increasing number of evidence confirms a role of adipose tissue as a endocrine organ influencing the action of other hormones. Authors discuss most basic hormonal disturbances frequently accompanying obesity, adding and contributing to metabolic disturbances.

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