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Watch UPMC's Dr. Radhika Muzumdar's presentation on endocrine role of adipose tissue, the effects of adipose tissue on health and discuss the role of adipose tissue dysregulation in obesity.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Review the endocrine role of adipose tissue
  • Describe the effects of adipose tissue on health
  • Discuss the role of adipose tissue dysregulation in obesity

Reading Resources:

  1. Maury E et al. Adipokines Oversecreted by Omental Adipose Tissue in Human Obesity. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2007;293:E656-E665.
  2. Tamboli RA et al. Reduction in Inflammatory Gene Expression in Skeletal Muscle from Roux-en-Y Gastric Bypass Patients Randomized to Omentectomy. PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28577. Epub. 2011 Dec 16.
  3. Yvan-Charvet L, Quignard-Boulangé A. Role of Adipose Tissue Renin-Angiotensin System in Metabolic and Inflammatory Diseases Associated With Obesity. Kidney Int. 2011 Jan;79(2):162-8. 


Dr. Radhika Muzumdar has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1 contact hour.

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Release Date: 11/20/2014 | Last Modified On: 2/3/2017  | Expires: 2/3/2017

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