Pericardial and visceral adipose tissues measured volumetrically with computed tomography are highly associated in type 2 diabetic families.

@article{Wheeler2005PericardialAV,
  title={Pericardial and visceral adipose tissues measured volumetrically with computed tomography are highly associated in type 2 diabetic families.},
  author={Guy L. Wheeler and Rong Shi and Stephanie R. Beck and Carl D. Langefeld and Leon Lenchik and Lynne E. Wagenknecht and Barry I. Freedman and Stephen S. Rich and Donald W. Bowden and Michael Y. M. Chen and J. Jeffrey Carr},
  journal={Investigative radiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={97-101}
}
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Pericardial and visceral adipose tissue volumes can provide new insight into the complex relation between obesity, adult-onset diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. We describe a new method for quantifying pericardial adipose tissue volumes with computed tomography (CT), and present its precision and relation to established measures of adiposity. METHODS Eighty subjects randomly selected from a family study of sibling pairs concordant for type 2 diabetes and… CONTINUE READING

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