Sex-Related Differences in the Relations of Insulin Resistance and Obesity to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Japanese Hypertensive Patients

@article{Shigematsu2006SexRelatedDI,
  title={Sex-Related Differences in the Relations of Insulin Resistance and Obesity to Left Ventricular Hypertrophy in Japanese Hypertensive Patients},
  author={Yuji Shigematsu and Sadako Norimatsu and Tomoaki Ohtsuka and Hideki Okayama and Jitsuo Higaki},
  journal={Hypertension Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={29},
  pages={499-504}
}
Echocardiographically determined left ventricular (LV) hypertrophy is a powerful, independent predictor of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Both insulin resistance and obesity have a well-known association with LV hypertrophy. However, whether or not there are sex-related differences in the relations of insulin resistance and obesity to LV… CONTINUE READING