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Infection of visceral fat cells may contribute to severe COVID-19 more than subcutaneous fat

Publicado em 07 dezembro 2022
Experiments conducted in Brazil by researchers at the State University of Campinas (UNICAMP) and the University of São Paulo (USP) have shown visceral fat - considered a risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes and high blood pressure - contributes more to severe COVID-19 than subcutaneous fat. To reach this conclusion, Marcelo Mori, a professor at UNICAMP's Institute of Biology and one of the leaders of the study, infected in the laboratory two types of adipocytes (fat [...]