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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: Research

    Males and females exhibit significant differences in metabolism and in brain ischemic stroke and different features of brain ischemic lesions are related to different health outcomes. It is critical to underst...

    Authors: Hailuan Zeng, Weibin Shi, Wenhai Jiang, Shengxiang Rao, Beijian Huang, Hongmei Yan and Xin Gao

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:40

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  2. Content type: Research

    Angiotensin-(1-7) is a beneficial hormone of the renin-angiotensin system known to play a positive role in regulation of blood pressure and glucose homeostasis. Previous studies have shown that in high-fat die...

    Authors: Melissa C. White, Amanda J. Miller, Justin Loloi, Sarah S. Bingaman, Biyi Shen, Ming Wang, Yuval Silberman, Sarah H. Lindsey and Amy C. Arnold

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:36

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  3. Content type: Research

    Although some recent studies have indicated an association between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and musculoskeletal disease, little is known about the association of MetS with low back pain (LBP). The present stu...

    Authors: Takahiko Yoshimoto, Hirotaka Ochiai, Takako Shirasawa, Satsue Nagahama, Akihito Uehara, Shogo Sai and Akatsuki Kokaze

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:33

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  4. Content type: Review

    It is well documented that the metabolic syndrome predisposes patients to increased cardiovascular risk. Emerging data indicates that cardiovascular risk conferred by metabolic syndrome is highly dependent on ...

    Authors: Jessica L. Faulkner and Eric J. Belin de Chantemèle

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:30

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  5. Content type: Review

    Key differences exist between men and women in the determinants and manifestations of cardiovascular and cardiometabolic diseases. Recently, gut microbiome-host relations have been implicated in cardiovascular...

    Authors: Alexander C. Razavi, Kaitlin S. Potts, Tanika N. Kelly and Lydia A. Bazzano

    Citation: Biology of Sex Differences 2019 10:29

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  6. 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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  7. 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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