Relative fat-free mass deficiency and left ventricular adaptation to obesity: the Strong Heart Study.

@article{Simone2013RelativeFM,
  title={Relative fat-free mass deficiency and left ventricular adaptation to obesity: the Strong Heart Study.},
  author={Giovanni de Simone and Fabrizio Pasanisi and Aldo L. Ferrara and Mary J. Roman and E. T. Lee and Franco Contaldo and Barbara V Howard and Richard Blyton Devereux},
  journal={International journal of cardiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={729-33}
}
BACKGROUND Relative fat-free mass (FFM) deficiency (RFFMD) can also occur in obesity, but the impact on left ventricular (LV) mass is unknown. METHODS We assessed relations among reduced FFM, obesity and LV mass in a population with high prevalence of obesity. Echocardiograms were performed in 2625 participants (1694 women, 1199 non-obese) of the Strong Heart Study cohort, free of prevalent cardiovascular disease and kidney failure. FFM was estimated by bioelectric impedance and analyzed in… CONTINUE READING

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