Truncal adiposity, relative growth hormone deficiency, and cardiovascular risk.

  title={Truncal adiposity, relative growth hormone deficiency, and cardiovascular risk.},
  author={Karen Klahr Miller and Beverly M. K. Biller and Jacob G. Lipman and Gary Bradwin and N M El Rifai and Anne Klibanski},
  journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism},
  volume={90 2},
We hypothesized that endogenous GH would be reduced in healthy women with relative truncal adiposity despite lack of generalized obesity and that decreased GH would be associated with increased cardiovascular risk markers. Fifteen healthy female volunteers were divided into two groups, low truncal fat and high truncal fat, of comparable body mass index (BMI). Age and BMI (23.7 +/- 2.1 vs. 25.8 +/- 2.8 kg/m(2)) were similar in the two groups. Trunk fat was higher in the high-truncal-fat group… CONTINUE READING

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