Today I have a guest post over at the LabSpaces guest blog Dangerous Experiments. In that post I discuss a recent paper that examines the relative influence of total caloric intake, relative amount of dietary fat, and existing body fat on the circulating levels of an endocrine called adiponectin. Adiponectin is involved in energy homeostasis, specifically glucose uptake and the breakdown of fat, among other things. Hypoadiponectinemia (having too little adiponectin) is a risk factor for a lot of obesity-related diseases, like Type II Diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Liping Qiao, Bonggi Lee, Brice Kinney, Hyung sun Yoo, and Jianhua Shao (2011). Energy intake and adiponectin gene expression Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00004.2011