The Association of Epicardial Adipose Tissue and the Metabolic Syndrome in Community Participants in South Africa

@inproceedings{Prakaschandra2018TheAO,
  title={The Association of Epicardial Adipose Tissue and the Metabolic Syndrome in Community Participants in South Africa},
  author={Rosaley D. Prakaschandra and Datshana P. Naidoo},
  booktitle={Journal of cardiovascular echography},
  year={2018}
}
Background We sought to determine the association of echocardiographically derived epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) thickness, which is a component of visceral adipose tissue, with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in a cohort of randomly selected community participants. Methods South African-Asian Indians aged 15-64 years were recruited over a 2-year period after informed consent was obtained. All participants who had complete measurements done for biochemistry and echocardiography (using… CONTINUE READING

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