Adipose Tissue Expansion: healthy vs unhealthy

Adipose tissue, as a primary energy-storing organ, changing in size and shape throughout the life. Expansion of unhealthy adipose tissue is associated with obesity comorbidities, including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Recent research demonstrates that exercise is preventing and reducing obesity and other metabolic diseases. Physical activity is believed to increase the blood vessel growth and density throughout the body, improving adipose tissue near active muscles. This has a great importance as vessels deliver nutrients and oxygen while distributing adipokines and metabolites into circulation. Overall, authors of this study suggest that identifying genes related to exercise may become a potential novel therapeutic targets for obesity treatments. Follow the link for details!