Sympathetic neural activation in visceral obesity.

@article{Alvarez2002SympatheticNA,
  title={Sympathetic neural activation in visceral obesity.},
  author={Guy E Alvarez and Stacy D. Beske and Tasha L P Ballard and Kevin P. Davy},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2002},
  volume={106 20},
  pages={2533-6}
}
BACKGROUND Muscle sympathetic nerve activity (MSNA) is elevated in obese humans. However, the potential role of abdominal visceral fat as an important adipose tissue depot linking obesity to elevated MSNA has not been explored. Accordingly, we tested the hypothesis that MSNA would be increased in men (age=18 to 40 years, body mass index < or =35 kg/m2) with higher abdominal visceral fat (HAVF; n=13, abdominal visceral fat=118.1+/-15.8 cm2) compared with their age- (28.7+/-2.4 versus 25.5+/-2.0… CONTINUE READING

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