Visceral Obesity : A ” Civilization Syndrome ”

  title={Visceral Obesity : A ” Civilization Syndrome ”},
  author={Per Bjorntorp},
The controversial question of the relationship between obesity and disease has been considerably clearer after the demonstration in several prospective, epidemiological studies that the subgroup of central, visceral obesity is particularly prone to develop cardiovascular disease, stroke, and noninsulin dependent diabetes mellitus. Visceral obesity is associated with multiple central endocrine aberrations. The hypothalamo-adrenal axis is apparently sensitive to stimuli, sex steroid hormone… CONTINUE READING