Association of carotid intima-media thickness with mesenteric, preperitoneal and subcutaneous fat thickness.

@article{Liu2005AssociationOC,
  title={Association of carotid intima-media thickness with mesenteric, preperitoneal and subcutaneous fat thickness.},
  author={Kin Hung Liu and Yu Leung Chan and Juliana Chung Ngor Chan and Wing Bun Chan},
  journal={Atherosclerosis},
  year={2005},
  volume={179 2},
  pages={299-304}
}
Carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) is an established surrogate marker for atherosclerosis. We have previously reported that abdominal fat, notably mesenteric fat, was a major explanatory variable for multiple cardiovascular risk factors. Given the intimate relationships between visceral fat, cardiovascular risk factors and atherosclerosis, we hypothesize that there are independent relationships between mesenteric fat and carotid IMT. Two hundred and eighty-two Chinese subjects (M: 129, F: 153… CONTINUE READING