ectopic fat


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ectopic fat

Fat that collects in abnormal locations in the body and adversely affects health. These locations include: the liver (steatohepatitis), muscle (marbling), and around the intraperitoneal organs (visceral fat).
See also: fat
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For some moderately overweight patients with excess visceral ectopic fat, the presence of comorbidities will determine health risk.
Hypercaloric diets override this mechanism, resulting in leptin resistance, ectopic fat deposition, and lipotoxicity.
Describe "lipid buffering" and how it relates to ectopic fat deposition.
In leptin-deficient or leptin-resistant animals, this control is absent and ectopic fat deposition (steatosis) with consequent lipotoxicity continues unabated.
Leptin resistance "allows" ectopic fat deposition in liver, heart, pancreas, and muscle tissues.
Two paradigms are currently areas of intense study: one focused on ectopic fat and the other on the endocrine function of adipose tissue (2).
7- Which of the following best describes the concept of "lipid buffering" as it restricts ectopic fat deposition?
Therefore, we investigated the effect of adiposity on the relationships of adiponectin with plasma lipids and lipoprotein concentrations, inflammatory markers, and accumulation of fat in liver and muscle, commonly referred to as ectopic fat.