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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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
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.