Contribution of central and general adiposity to abnormal left ventricular diastolic function in a community sample with a high prevalence of obesity.

@article{Libhaber2009ContributionOC,
  title={Contribution of central and general adiposity to abnormal left ventricular diastolic function in a community sample with a high prevalence of obesity.},
  author={Carlos D. Libhaber and Gavin Robert Norton and Olebogeng H. I. Majane and Elena N Libhaber and Mohammed Rafique Essop and Richard Brooksbank and Muzi Joseph Maseko and Angela Jill Woodiwiss},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2009},
  volume={104 11},
  pages={1527-33}
}
The relative independent contribution of excess adiposity, as indexed by measures of central, general, or peripheral adiposity, toward abnormal cardiac diastolic chamber function at a community level is unclear. In 377 randomly selected participants >16 years old from a community sample with a high prevalence of excess adiposity ( approximately 25% overweight and approximately 43% obese), we assessed the independent contribution of the indexes of adiposity to the variation in early-to-late… CONTINUE READING