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April 25, 2018 - PreventDisease.com

Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours

Programming Fat Cells Takes Only 24 Hours

Although fat cells (adipocytes) normally function as part of the immune system and help control lipid accumulation, the extracellular environment in obesity traps a vicious cycle of inflammation, increasing risk of several major disease. 24 hours is all it takes for a so-called precursor fat cell to have its 'epigenetic recipe' on how to correctly develop into a mature fat cell, reprogrammed.

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