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ea0032p781 | Obesity | ECE2013

Circulating adiponectin as marker of obesity-induced chronic low grade inflammation

Dermitzaki Eirine , Avgoustinaki Pavlina , Venihaki Maria , Tsatsanis Christos , Margioris Andrew

Introduction: Obesity lowers adiponectin levels. Adiponectin has anti-inflammatory effects. It has been suggested that the lower levels of adiponectin in obesity results in chronic low grade inflammation (CLGI). Aim of this study was to examine if plasma adiponectin is a valid marker of CLGI in normal weight, overweight and obese individuals. In addition, we also assessed adiponectin as marker of body fat and insulin resistanceMethods: We measured adipon...