Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 4: Inflammatory Cascade and Insulin Resistance

Description:

This module is part 4 of a series:

  1. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 1 - A Diabetes Case
  2. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 2- Adipose Tissue
  3. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 3- Adipokines, Adipocyte-derived cytokines
  4. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 4- Inflammatory Cascade & Insulin Resistance
  5. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 5- Treatment and Conclusion
  6. C21: Insulin Resistance and Inflammation 6- Assessment
These modules will cover the relationship between obesity, inflammation, and diabetes. By the end of this module, you will be able to:

Learning objectives for this Activity:

1. Describe the distribution and metabolic function of several different types of adipose tissue

2. Explain the role of adipokines and adipocyte-derived cytokines in the development of insulin resistance

3. Discuss the relationship between adipose and the immune system

4. Describe how obesity leads to insulin resistance, impaired beta cell function, and the development of type 2 diabetes


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