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The adipose tissue and the involvement of the renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system in cardiometabolic syndrome
- Borghi, F., Sevá-Pessôa, B., Grassi-Kassisse, D. M.
- Cell and tissue research 2016 v.366 no.3 pp. 543-548
- adipose tissue, adiposity, risk factors
- Cardiometabolic diseases are linked to a cluster of modifiable factors, including risk factors closely related to central adiposity. Chronic renin–angiotensin–aldosterone system (RAAS) activation has far-reaching effects on cardiometabolic risk and is a substantial contributor to this clinical condition. RAAS components are locally expressed in the vessels and adipose tissue. This review appoints RAAS, through the classical and the alternative view, as the main mediator of the cross-talk in cardiometabolic syndrome.