Circulating regulatory T cells are reduced in obesity and may identify subjects at increased metabolic and cardiovascular risk.
Department of Cardiology and Pulmonary Medicine, University Medical Center Goettingen, Goettingen, Germany.
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Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 2013
Our findings thus reveal an association between circulating Treg cells and measures of adiposity, inflammation, and glucose intolerance. Although further prospective studies are needed, we present data suggesting that the determination of Treg cells might be useful to identify obese subjects at increased risk of developing cardiovascular and/or metabolic complications.
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