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    Question Adipose tissue hormones - calling all you Primal brainiacs!

    ...not the ones that store your fat. I'm wondering about the ones that your (i.e. my) beer belly *produces*.

    The ever-reliable (!) wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adipose_tissue

    in very short summary...

    Adiponectin - inversely correlated with body fat %; higher levels appear to be metabolically beneficial
    Leptin - levels proportional to body fat %; gives the "I'm full" signal
    Estradiol - sex hormone, menstrual cycle

    I also understand that vitamin D can be stored in fat tissue? And vitamins A, E, and K too?

    As someone with pcos, I have low SHBG (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_hor...nding_globulin), and therefore higher free testosterone. My oestrogen levels weren't measured but generally they are thought to be "normal".
    In the above wikipedia article, low SHBG is associated with high insulin levels.

    Basically I'm trying to tease out a very simple version of the hormonal web around adipose tissue.
    With the intention of guessing the implications of removing that adipose tissue.
    Yeeeeah I'm talking lipo but I won't think of fat as some white useless jelly; it's an organ, and serves a function.
    The way I currently see it (VERY vaguely) is:
    Remove some adipose tissue
    - increase adiponectin levels (good?)
    - reduce leptin levels (bad?)
    - lose some estradiol production (might this mean lower conversion rate to testosterone?)
    - lose stored fat soluble vitamins (I supplement, not a problem)
    - what might be the effects on insulin and SHBG?

    Tell me what I'm missing
    Thank you

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    Here is a very good resource that has just about everything you need to know about adiapose tissue:

    http://www.sportsci.org/encyc/adipose/adipose.html

    I don't know if it will, but I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthernMonkeyGirl View Post
    With the intention of guessing the implications of removing that adipose tissue.
    No negative implications in terms of the things you're considering.


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