Adiponectin a marker for the metabolic syndrome

Adiponectin is a hormone secreted by fat tissue. Subjects with the metabolic syndrome have lower adiponectin levels than other obese individuals. Adiponectin levels correlated with insulin sensitivity and with HDL cholesterol.

Improving insulin sensitivity should raise adiponectin levels and HDL cholesterol. Weight loss, exercise and omega-3 fatty acids improve insulin sensitivity.


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