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Title: White adipose as a target for the gastrointestinal hormones
Author: Al-Naimi, Suha Said
ISNI:       0000 0004 2672 4488
Awarding Body: University of Liverpool
Current Institution: University of Liverpool
Date of Award: 2008
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Excessive fat deposition in the form of obesity is now a major health problem worldwide leading to an increased risk of a number of diseases, including type II diabetes, coronary heart disease and cancer. Adipose tissue was originally thought to be used by the body solely as an energy store. In recent years, increases in the prevalence of obesity and ongoing research, has shown that lipid storage is not the only function of white fat. The disc overy of leptin, which was followed by the identification of other protein factors, termed 'adipokines', secreted by white adipose tissue 0VAT), indicated that WAT is major endocrine organ.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral