Metabolic Health

Virus Infects Fat Cells Worsening Inflammation, Leptin and Blood Sugar New Studies Find

by Mike Mutzel

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Two new studies by researchers at Stanford find fat cells get infected directly contributing to the inflammatory and blood sugar cascades and poor outcomes.





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Time Stamps:

0:00 Intro
2:32 InfectObesity
2:48 Study #1 Virus infects fat cells
5:32 Infected fat cells trigger inflammation
6:20 Fat Cells altered in children
7:17 Endothelial Dysfunction
7:52 Fat cells contain high levels of virus
11:04 Fat cell infection skews blood sugar
11:44 Omega-3 Index
14:01 Hyperglycemia from fat cell dysfunction
15:58 Fitness should be mandated
18:00 Key takeaways from study #2
20:00 Skewed leptin/adiponectin suggest fat cell is the problem
21:00 Restoring fat cell dysfunction

Studies Mentioned

SARS-CoV-2 infects human adipose tissue and elicits an inflammatory response consistent with severe COVID-19. (2021). SARS-CoV-2 infects human adipose tissue and elicits an inflammatory response consistent with severe COVID-19, 1–79. 

Reiterer, M., Rajan, M., Gómez-Banoy, N., Lau, J. D., Gomez-Escobar, L. G., Ma, L., et al. (2021). Hyperglycemia in acute COVID-19 is characterized by insulin resistance and adipose tissue infectivity by SARS-CoV-2. Cell Metabolism, 33(11), 2174–2188.e5. 

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  1. Really interesting but I was at an anti-jab mandate rally where maybe 5000 people were in attendance. Near the end I realised almost no one was obese. There were so many beautiful grey haired women there, maybe over 70 years of age, looking sprightly. It made me wonder if people who have woken up smelt a rat earlier because they were already taking responsibility for their health, and they could see that how the government was responding was about anything BUT health: governments preventing us from exercising, getting vitamin D, connecting with others and leading a purposeful life

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