Abdominal visceral adipose tissue volume is associated with increased risk of erosive esophagitis in men and women.

@article{Nam2010AbdominalVA,
  title={Abdominal visceral adipose tissue volume is associated with increased risk of erosive esophagitis in men and women.},
  author={Su Youn Nam and Il Ju Choi and Kum Hei Ryu and Bum Joon Park and Hyun bum Kim and Byung-ho Nam},
  journal={Gastroenterology},
  year={2010},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={1902-1911.e2}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS Data on the association between erosive esophagitis and obesity are inconsistent because of variations in study populations and methods used to determine obesity. METHODS Participants in a prospective health-screening cohort underwent esophagogastroduodenoscopy and computed tomography. The association between erosive esophagitis and obesity (measured by body mass index [BMI], waist circumference, and abdominal visceral adipose tissue volume) was estimated with odds ratios… CONTINUE READING

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