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Do stress reactions cause abdominal obesity and comorbidities?
  • P. Björntorp
  • Medicine
  • Obesity reviews : an official journal of the…
  • 1 May 2001
TLDR
It is suggested that environmental, perinatal and genetic factors induce neuroendocrine perturbations followed by abdominal obesity with its associated comorbidities. Expand
Impact of obesity on metabolism in men and women. Importance of regional adipose tissue distribution.
TLDR
In both obese and nonobese subjects, regional differences exist between the sexes with regard to adipose tissue distribution and men and women with a male abdominal type of obesity are more susceptible to the effect of excess body fat on lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. Expand
Abdominal adipose tissue distribution, obesity, and risk of cardiovascular disease and death: 13 year follow up of participants in the study of men born in 1913.
TLDR
Results indicate that in middle aged men the distribution of fat deposits may be a better predictor of cardiovascular disease and death than the degree of adiposity. Expand
The regulation of adipose tissue distribution in humans.
  • P. Björntorp
  • Medicine
  • International journal of obesity and related…
  • 1 April 1996
TLDR
Results of studies in vitro indicate that this difference is diminished at the menopause, and restored by estrogen substitution, suggesting that the functional effects of estrogens in women are similar to those of T in men, and fits well with physiological, and clinical conditions with increased visceral fat mass. Expand
Stress-related cortisol secretion in men: relationships with abdominal obesity and endocrine, metabolic and hemodynamic abnormalities.
TLDR
Interactions between diurnal cortisol secretion related to perceived stress and anthropometric, endocrine, metabolic, and hemodynamic variables seem to occur with apparently normal regulation of the HPA axis. Expand
Metabolic Implications of Body Fat Distribution
TLDR
It is hypothesized that free fatty acids and testosterone might provide a background not only to a defense reaction and primary hypertension, suggested previously, but also to a defeat reaction, which contributes to an endocrine aberration leading to metabolic aberrations and visceral fat accumulation, which in turn leads to disease. Expand
Growth hormone treatment of abdominally obese men reduces abdominal fat mass, improves glucose and lipoprotein metabolism, and reduces diastolic blood pressure.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that GH can favorably affect some of the multiple perturbations associated with abdominal/visceral obesity, an improved insulin sensitivity, and favorable effects on lipoprotein metabolism and diastolic blood pressure. Expand
The associations between obesity, adipose tissue distribution and disease.
  • P. Björntorp
  • Medicine
  • Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum
  • 24 April 2009
TLDR
It was concluded that obesity and abdominal distribution of adipose tissue constitute two separate entities with different pathogenesis, clinical consequences and probably treatment. Expand
The Influence of Body Fat Distribution on the Incidence of Diabetes Mellitus: 13.5 Years of Follow-up of the Participants in the Study of Men Born in 1913
TLDR
Results from a prospective study strongly support previous cross-sectional findings indicating that not only the degree of obesity but also the localization of fat is a risk factor for diabetes. Expand
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