This thesis deals with the immune inflammatory aspects of obesity, the metabolic syndrome (MetS), insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes (T2D) in the Andean region, more precisely in Quito, Ecuador.

To understand the research questions a short introduction in the immune system is presented first; followed by a brief description of the pathophysiological and immune aspects of obesity, insulin resistance, the MetS and T2D.

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H.A. Drexhage (Hemmo)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
The studies described in the thesis were performed at the Department of Immunology, within the framework of the Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine, Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands and the Department of Immunology, Central University of Ecuador, Quito, Ecuador. The studies were financially supported by the Dutch Diabetes Research Foundation (DFN 2007.00.035). The printing of this thesis was supported by: Editorial Universitaria, Quito, Ecuador
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Baldeón Rojas, L. (2015, October 7). Inflammatory aspects of type 2 diabetes in the Andean region. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/78889