A heart–adipose tissue connection in the regulation of energy metabolism
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Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1038/nrendo.2013.234
Publication InfoCollins, Sheila (2013). A heart–adipose tissue connection in the regulation of energy metabolism. Nature Reviews Endocrinology, 10(3). pp. 157-163. 10.1038/nrendo.2013.234. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11958.
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Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Research Focus One only has to open the newspaper or turn on the radio to hear about the epidemic of obesity in America. Not only does obesity exact a heavy toll on the population's health, but the medical costs associated with obesity, especially those related to treatment for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, are astronomical. Our laboratory is interested in the biochemical mechanisms that regulate body weight. Until the mid-1990s, adipose tissue had been largely c