Mesenteric fat thickness is an independent determinant of metabolic syndrome and identifies subjects with increased carotid intima-media thickness.

@article{Liu2006MesentericFT,
  title={Mesenteric fat thickness is an independent determinant of metabolic syndrome and identifies subjects with increased carotid intima-media thickness.},
  author={Kin Hung Liu and Yu Leung Chan and Wing Bun Chan and Juliana Chung Ngor Chan and Chiu Wing Winnie Chu},
  journal={Diabetes care},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={379-84}
}
OBJECTIVE Mesenteric fat, a reflection of visceral adiposity, may play an important role in the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases (CVD). In this study, we examined the independent relationship between mesenteric fat thickness and metabolic syndrome and defined its optimal cutoff value to identify high-risk subjects for metabolic syndrome and CVD. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 290 Chinese subjects had an ultrasound examination for measurements of thickness… CONTINUE READING

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