Peripheral adiposity exhibits an independent dominant antiatherogenic effect in elderly women.

@article{Tank2003PeripheralAE,
  title={Peripheral adiposity exhibits an independent dominant antiatherogenic effect in elderly women.},
  author={L{\'a}szl{\'o} B. Tank{\'o} and Yu Zhao Bagger and Peter Alexandersen and Philip Just Larsen and Claus Christiansen},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={107 12},
  pages={1626-31}
}
BACKGROUND Although several lines of evidence point to an atherogenic role of central fat mass (CFM), few data are available to address the specific role played by peripheral fat mass (PFM). METHODS AND RESULTS This study was a cross-sectional analysis of 1356 women aged 60 to 85 years. Study variables were physical measures, CFM and PFM measured by DEXA, aortic calcification (AC) graded on lateral radiographs, lipid and glucose metabolites, blood pressure, and information on lifestyle… CONTINUE READING
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