Intrahepatic fat, not visceral fat, is linked with metabolic complications of obesity.

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Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is an important risk factor for obesity-related metabolic disorders. Therefore, a reduction in VAT has become a key goal in obesity management. However, VAT is correlated with intrahepatic triglyceride (IHTG) content, so it is possible that IHTG, not VAT, is a better marker of metabolic disease. We determined the independent… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0904944106

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@article{Fabbrini2009IntrahepaticFN, title={Intrahepatic fat, not visceral fat, is linked with metabolic complications of obesity.}, author={Elisa Fabbrini and Faidon Magkos and Balsamanirina S Mohammed and Terri A. Pietka and Nada A. Abumrad and Bruce Patterson and Adewole L. Okunade and Samuel Klein}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={2009}, volume={106 36}, pages={15430-5} }