Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue: A Protective Fat Depot?

  title={Abdominal Subcutaneous Adipose Tissue: A Protective Fat Depot?},
  author={Stacy A. Porter and Joseph M. Massaro and Udo Hoffmann and Ramachandran S. Vasan and Christopher J. O'Donnel and Caroline Fox},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
OBJECTIVE Obesity is associated with increased metabolic and cardiovascular risk. The ectopic fat hypothesis suggests that subcutaneous fat may be protective, but this theory has yet to be fully explored. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS Participants from the Framingham Heart Study (n = 3,001, 48.5% women) were stratified by visceral adipose tissue (VAT) into sex-specific tertiles. Within these tertiles, age-adjusted abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) tertiles were examined in relation to… CONTINUE READING