Body composition assessment for the definition of cardiometabolic risk.

@article{Amato2013BodyCA,
  title={Body composition assessment for the definition of cardiometabolic risk.},
  author={Marco Calogero Amato and Valentina Guarnotta and Carla Giordano},
  journal={Journal of endocrinological investigation},
  year={2013},
  volume={36 7},
  pages={
          537-43
        }
}
Obesity is associated with a major prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and high risk of cardiovascular events and contributes to the increase in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality worldwide. Beyond the fat mass per se, the pattern of fat distribution has a profound influence on cardiometabolic risk. The increase in abdominal adipose tissue confers an independent risk, while the amount of gluteofemoral body fat is thought to be protective. Changes in the capacity of different depots to… CONTINUE READING
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