Epicardial Fat Thickness and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obese Subjects

@article{Iacobellis2014EpicardialFT,
  title={Epicardial Fat Thickness and Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Obese Subjects},
  author={Gianluca Iacobellis and Giorgio Barbarini and Claudio Letizia and G. Barbaro},
  journal={Obesity},
  year={2014},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={332-6}
}
OBJECTIVE Ectopic fat accumulation within the heart and the liver are linked to an increased cardiovascular risk. Ultrasound-measured cardiac and liver steatosis are easily accessible markers of intra-organ ectopic fat accumulation. The hypothesis that echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness is independently associated with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in obese subjects is tested. DESIGN AND METHODS Sixty-two obese (BMI > 30 kg m⁻²) subjects with ultrasonographic evidence of… CONTINUE READING

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