Erick Couillard

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AIM The ongoing obesity epidemic is associated with numerous health problems related to altered metabolic function. Among these is type 2 diabetes, characterized by lowered insulin sensitivity (IS). Consequently, the development of simple indices to assess IS has research and clinical importance. The SI(is)OGTT, a new index of IS, was recently described by(More)
OBJECTIVE To clarify the relationship between the amount of mid-thigh subcutaneous adipose tissue (SCAT) and glucose tolerance in men and women. METHODS Midthigh and abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans were obtained from 63 men and 110 women from the Quebec Family Study. Areas and attenuations of adipose tissue compartments and skeletal muscle(More)
Adiposopathy, or sick fat, refers to adipose tissue dysfunction that can lead to several complications such as dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and hyperglycemia. The relative contribution of adiposopathy in predicting insulin resistance remains unclear. We investigated the relationship between adiposopathy, as assessed as a low plasma adiponectin/leptin(More)
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