Measures of abdominal obesity assessed for visceral adiposity and relation to coronary risk


Onat A., Avci G., Barlan M., Uyarel H., Uzunlar B., Sansoy V.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY, vol.28, no.8, pp.1018-1025, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802695
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1018-1025

Abstract

AIMS: We aimed to identify by computed tomography (CT) the best suited of three anthropometric indices that reflect the visceral adipose tissue ( VAT), and to discern the relationship between VAT and certain atherogenic risk factors and coronary heart disease (CHD) diagnosis in a population sample which had a high (34%) prevalence of the metabolic syndrome ( MS).