Hypertriglyceridemic waist: a useful screening phenotype in preventive cardiology?

  title={Hypertriglyceridemic waist: a useful screening phenotype in preventive cardiology?},
  author={Isabelle Lemieux and Paul Poirier and Jean Bergeron and Natalie Alm{\'e}ras and Beno{\^i}t Lamarche and Bernard Cantin and Gilles R. Dagenais and Jean-pierre Despr{\'e}s},
  journal={The Canadian journal of cardiology},
  volume={23 Suppl B},
The worldwide increase in the prevalence and incidence of type 2 diabetes represents a tremendous challenge for the Canadian health care system, especially if we consider that this phenomenon may largely be explained by the epidemic of obesity. However, despite the well-recognized increased morbidity and mortality associated with an elevated body weight, there is now more and more evidence highlighting the importance of intra-abdominal adipose tissue (visceral adipose tissue) as the fat depot… CONTINUE READING
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