Hypercortisolemic depression is associated with increased intra-abdominal fat.

  title={Hypercortisolemic depression is associated with increased intra-abdominal fat.},
  author={Bettina Weber-Hamann and Frank Hentschel and Anja Kniest and Michael Deuschle and Michael Colla and Florian Lederbogen and Isabella Heuser},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={64 2},
OBJECTIVE Similar to patients with a metabolic syndrome, patients with major depression are at increased risk of developing cardiovascular disorders. Interestingly, both disorders share a specific endocrine syndrome that promotes the accumulation of visceral fat, which again is considered a marker of increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. METHODS Intra-abdominal fat was measured in 22 postmenopausal depressed women and 23 age-matched healthy women by computer tomography at the… CONTINUE READING