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Arteriolar Function in Visceral Adipose Tissue Is Impaired in Human Obesity.

CONCLUSIONS: Our findings provide clinical evidence that the visceral microenvironment may be intrinsically toxic to arterial health providing a potential mechanism by which visceral adiposity burden is linked to atherosclerotic vascular disease. Our findings also support the evolving concept that both adipose tissue quality and quantity may play significant roles in shaping cardiovascular phenotypes in human obesity.
PMID: 22095978 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher] (Source: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology)