Hypertrophic obesity

Hypertrophic obesity

Excessive weight gain in adulthood, characterized by expansion of already existing fat cells.
Mentioned in: Obesity
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Obesity is defined as an inappropriate growth of the adipose tissue because of an increase in size of fat cell (hypertrophic obesity) or an increase in number of fat cells (hyperplastic obesity) or a combination of both.
Giovambattista, "Relationship between impaired adipogenesis of retroperitoneal adipose tissue and hypertrophic obesity: role of endogenous glucocorticoid excess," Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, vol.
INTRODUCTION: Obesity is an abnormal growth of the adipose tissue due to an enlargement of fat cell (Hypertrophic obesity) or an increase in fat cell number (Hyperplastic obesity), or a combination of both.
Obesity is defined as an abnormal growth of the adipose tissue because of an enlargement of fat cell (hypertrophic obesity) or an increase in number of fat cells (hyperplasic obesity) or a combination of both.
Obesity may be defined as an abnormal growth of adipose tissue due to enlargement of fat cell size (Hypertrophic obesity) or an increase in fat cell number (Hyperplastic obesity) or both.

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