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Sex Differences in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome, and the Microbiome

About the series

The Editors of Biology of Sex Differences have commissioned a thematic series on Sex Differences in Obesity, Insulin Resistance, Metabolic Syndrome and the Microbiome. New data show that there are sex differences in the mechanisms responsible for insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and obesity.  Furthermore, sex differences are also present in the gut microbiome which is important in maintaining levels of estrogens and androgens. The cardiometabolic consequences of sex differences in these tissues impact the development and prognosis for cardiovascular disease in men and women.

Manuscripts can be submitted anytime, but to be eligible for inclusion in this Call for Papers, manuscripts must be submitted by June 20, 2019.  

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  1. Content type: Review

    Adipocytes and macrophages, the two major constituents of adipose tissue, exhibit sex differences and work in synergy in adipose tissue physiology and pathophysiology, including obesity-linked insulin resistan...

    Authors: Yang Xin Zi Xu, Geetika Bassi and Suresh Mishra

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:25

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  2. Content type: Research

    Weight loss by surgery or lifestyle changes is strongly recommended for obese individuals to improve metabolic health, but the underlying impairments that persist from a history of obesity remain unclear. Rece...

    Authors: Cameron Griffin, Chelsea R. Hutch, Simin Abrishami, Daria Stelmak, Leila Eter, Ziru Li, Eric Chang, Devyani Agarwal, Brian Zamarron, Mita Varghese, Perla Subbaiah, Ormond A. MacDougald, Darleen A. Sandoval and Kanakadurga Singer

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:16

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