What is the significance of adiponectin?

Adiponectin is a hormone produced by fat cells. It has anti-inflammatory, anti-atherogenic, and insulin sensitizing properties. Low values indicate increased risk of diabetes and coronary heart disease and adiponectin levels are generally lower in obese individuals. Lifestyle modification and omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to increase adiponectin.

For more information, consider reading this 2019 article: Beneficial Effects of Adiponectin on Glucose and Lipid Metabolism and Atherosclerosis Progression: Mechanisms and Perspectives (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30857216/)

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