Table 3: Some differences between visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue [105].

Visceral fatSubcutaneous fat

Sensitivity to catecholamine induced lipolysisHigher Lower
Sensitivity to insulin’s antilipolytic effectsLowerHigher
Density of glucocorticoid receptorsHigher Lower
Androgen receptorsHigher Lower
Leptin secretion and leptin mRNA expressionHigherLower
Secretion of IL-6 (as an adipokine)HigherLower