Regional obesity as a health hazard in men--prospective studies.

@article{Larsson1988RegionalOA,
  title={Regional obesity as a health hazard in men--prospective studies.},
  author={Britt Larsson},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica. Supplementum},
  year={1988},
  volume={723},
  pages={
          45-51
        }
}
Cross-sectional studies have shown that a central distribution of adipose tissue is associated with increased risk of metabolic complications and cardiovascular morbidity. Four prospective studies in men are reviewed and they consistently indicate that central adipose tissue distribution is a risk factor for coronary heart disease (CHD) and its predictive contribution seems almost to be in the same order as for the major risk factors for CHD. In one study there is an indication of decreasing… CONTINUE READING
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