The blunted effect of glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue in obese subjects is partly reversed by weight loss

M. Asmar, N. Arngrim, L. Simonsen, A. Asmar, Pernille Nordby, J. J. Holst, J. Bulow

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BACKGROUND: Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide (GIP) appears to have impaired effect on subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue metabolism in obese subjects. The aim of the present study was to examine whether weight loss may reverse the impaired effect of GIP on subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue in obese subjects.METHODS: Five obese males participated in a 12-week weight loss program, which consisted of caloric restriction (800 Cal day(-1)) followed by 4 weeks of weight-maintenance diet. Before and after weight loss, subcutaneous adipose tissue lipid metabolism was studied by conducting regional measurements of arterio-venous plasma concentrations of metabolites and blood flow (adipose tissue blood flow, ATBF) across a segment of the abdominal adipose tissue in the fasting state and during GIP infusion (1.5 pmol kg(-1) min(-1)) in combination with a hyperinsulinemic-hyperglycemic clamp.RESULTS: After weight loss (7.5 +/- 0.8 kg), glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity increased significantly as expected. No significant differences were seen in basal ATBF before (1.3 +/- 0.4 ml min(-1) 100 g tissue(-1)) and after weight loss (2.1 +/- 0.4 ml min(-1) 100 g tissue)(-1); however, a tendency to increase was seen. After weight loss, GIP infusion increased ATBF significantly (3.2 +/- 0.1 ml min(-1) 100 g tissue(-1)) whereas there was no increase before weight loss. Triacylglycerol (TAG) uptake did not change after weight loss. Baseline free fatty acid (FFA) and glycerol output increased significantly after weight loss, P
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere208
JournalNutrition and Diabetes
Issue number5
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

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