Pathophysiology and pathogenesis of visceral fat obesity.

  title={Pathophysiology and pathogenesis of visceral fat obesity.},
  author={Yuji Matsuzawa and Iichiro Shimomura and Tatsuya Nakamura and Yoshiaki Keno and Katsuto Tokunaga},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Based on the analysis of fat distribution by CT scanning, we have proposed a classification of obesity--visceral fat obesity--in which fat accumulation is predominant in the intraabdominal cavity. This type of obesity is more frequently accompanied by disorders of glucose and lipid metabolism and also with hypertension than subcutaneous fat obesity. We also showed that visceral fat obesity was present in almost 90% of obese patients with ischemic heart disease. From clinical and basic… CONTINUE READING


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