Altered body fat distribution in patients with glucocorticoid treatment and in patients on long-term dialysis.

@article{Horber1986AlteredBF,
  title={Altered body fat distribution in patients with glucocorticoid treatment and in patients on long-term dialysis.},
  author={Fritz F. Horber and Reto Z{\"u}rcher and Hans Rudolf Herren and Monia Crivelli and Guido Robotti and Felix J. Frey},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1986},
  volume={43 5},
  pages={758-69}
}
Fat distribution was assessed by computed tomography in normal volunteers (n = 42), patients on long-term dialysis (n = 18), and patients on glucocorticoids [renal transplant patients (n = 49), other diseases (n = 17)]. Patients on glucocorticoids had higher mediastinal (deep) and identical or increased posterior cervical, buccal, and midthigh (superficial) fat areas when compared with normal subjects. The pattern of fat distribution in dialysis patients mimicked the distribution observed in… CONTINUE READING