Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A New Perspective



I thought I should refocus my attention lately to things other than PIE.

Sigh.

With that in mind, I read this article in Medical News Today that discusses a study which took a look at adipose tissue -yes, fat - and it's inflammatory properties. And as well all know - inflammation is particularly problematic for those of us with autoimmune disease. This study in particular focused on identifying which specific types of elements within adipose tissue create more inflammation.
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have shown that the quality - not just the quantity - of adipose, or fat, tissue is a significant contributing factor in the development of inflammation and vascular disease in obese individuals. The study, which is a special feature on the iPAD version of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, provides compelling evidence that the answer to treating cardiovascular disease and other obesity-related disorders, such as type 2 diabetes and cancer, might be found in the adipose tissue itself. 
You can read the complete article at Medical News Today.

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1 comment:

Jazzcat said...

Well, if it could helps, maybe I should try to loose some fat too.... It's not for the look, it's for the health.

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