Measurements of Visceral Adiposity, Type-2 Diabetes and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease among Brazilian Men and Women

Abstract

Anthropometric indices with an easy applicability and low cost have been proposed as an alternative to imaging methods for visceral fat detection. The Visceral Adiposity Index (VAI) has significant correlation with insulin sensitivity and its increase is strongly associated with cardiometabolic risk [6-8]. The Lipid Accumulation Product Index (LAP Index) is also correlated with VAT and has been associated with insulin resistance [9] and type2 diabetes mellitus in general population [10,11]. Mathematical models to estimate Deep-Abdominal-Adipose-Tissue (DAAT) area were validated among Indian men and women [12], but not tested in Brazilian subjects.

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@inproceedings{Imprico2016MeasurementsOV, title={Measurements of Visceral Adiposity, Type-2 Diabetes and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease among Brazilian Men and Women}, author={Ang{\'e}lica Imp{\'e}rico and Aline Marcadenti}, year={2016} }