Relationship of epicardial fat thickness and fasting glucose.

  title={Relationship of epicardial fat thickness and fasting glucose.},
  author={Gianluca Iacobellis and G. Barbaro and Hertzel C. Gerstein},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  volume={128 3},
In this study we sought to evaluate whether increase in echocardiographic epicardial fat thickness, index of cardiac and visceral adiposity, is associated with impaired fasting glucose (IFG). Epicardial fat thickness and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) were measured in 115 consecutive non-diabetic Caucasian subjects [65 men, 50 women, median age of 42 years (range 30-64 years), median body mass index (BMI) of 27 kg/m(2) (range 22-33 kg/m(2)), who underwent routine transthoracic echocardiogram… CONTINUE READING


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