Epicardial adipose tissue: anatomic, biomolecular and clinical relationships with the heart

@article{Iacobellis2005EpicardialAT,
  title={Epicardial adipose tissue: anatomic, biomolecular and clinical relationships with the heart},
  author={Gianluca Iacobellis and Domenico Corradi and Arya M. Sharma},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={2},
  pages={536-543}
}
A growing amount of evidence suggests that regional fat distribution plays an important part in the development of an unfavorable metabolic and cardiovascular risk profile. Epicardial fat is a metabolically active organ that generates various bioactive molecules, which might significantly affect cardiac function. This small, visceral fat depot is now recognized as a rich source of free fatty acids and a number of bioactive molecules, such as adiponectin, resistin and inflammatory cytokines… CONTINUE READING
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