Reduced cortical thickness associated with visceral fat and BMI

  title={Reduced cortical thickness associated with visceral fat and BMI},
  author={Ralf Veit and Stephanie Kullmann and Martin Heni and J{\"u}rgen Machann and Hans-Ulrich H{\"a}ring and Andreas Fritsche and Hubert Preissl},
  booktitle={NeuroImage: Clinical},
Structural brain imaging studies have shown that obesity is associated with widespread reductions in gray matter (GM) volume. Although the body mass index (BMI) is an easily accessible anthropometric measure, substantial health problems are more related to specific body fat compartments, like visceral adipose tissue (VAT). We investigated cortical thickness measures in a group of 72 healthy subjects (BMI range 20-35 kg/m(2), age range 19-50 years). Multiple regression analyses were performed… CONTINUE READING
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