- Jul 2020
Spiegelhalter, D. (2016). How old are you, really? Communicating chronic risk through ‘effective age’ of your body and organs. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 16(1), 104. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-016-0342-z
- Jan 2019
Adipose tissue is no longer considered to be an inert tissue that stores fat. This tissue is capable of expanding to accommodate increased lipids through hypertrophy of existing adipocytes and by initiating differentiation of pre-adipocytes. Adipose tissue metabolism exerts an impact on whole-body metabolism. As an endocrine organ, adipose tissue is responsible for the synthesis and secretion of several hormones. These are active in a range of processes, such as control of nutritional intake (leptin, angiotensin), control of sensitivity to insulin and inflammatory process mediators (tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α), interleukin-6 (IL-6), resistin, visfatin, adiponectin, among others) and pathways (plasminogen activator inhibitor 1 (PAI-1) and acylation stimulating protein (ASP) for example). This paper reviews some of the biochemical and metabolic aspects of adipose tissue and its relationship to inflammatory disease and insulin resistance.
- Acylation Stimulating Protein
- Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1
- Insulin Resistance
- Tumor Necrosis Factor α
- Adipose Tissue
- Endocrine Organ
- Mar 2018
This could help explain where so much of our body’s fluid goes. While our cells contain most of the fluid, and the circulatory system carries a whole load more, over a third went unaccounted for and was simply said to be “interstitial”, or just floating around between organs and cells. The researchers claim, in a paper published in Scientific Advances, that the “interstitium” should be defined as an organ in its own right.
The interstitium, a new organ, accounts for the body's "black matter" (unaccounted for fluids).