Profiling of Adipose Tissue Depots and Immune Correlates


This is a study of individuals older than 18, undergoing abdominal surgery, and are amenable to fat samples being collected during their surgical procedure, with the option to participate in other tests that can provide information on insulin sensitivity and fat distribution. This study is trying to figure out how fat tissue is related to an individual's health status and health conditions, and the analysis of the aging of cells that make up the human body.

I'm interested

Male or Female
18 years and over
This study is NOT accepting healthy volunteers
Inclusion Criteria:

• Age 18 years or older
• Undergoing abdominal surgical procedure with general anesthesia
Exclusion Criteria:

• Pregnancy or nursing
• Exclusion at the discretion of attending physician or Eligibility Committee

Digestive & Liver Health, Diabetes & Endocrine, Prevention & Wellness

abdominal surgery, fat collection

Shannon Jannatpour -
Sayeed Ikramuddin