Visceral abdominal obesity measured by CT scan is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus: a case-control study.

@article{ElSerag2014VisceralAO,
  title={Visceral abdominal obesity measured by CT scan is associated with an increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus: a case-control study.},
  author={Hashem B. El-Serag and Ali Madeeh Hashmi and Jose Sebastian Garcia and Peter Richardson and Abeer Alsarraj and Stephanie J. Fitzgerald and Marcelo F. Vela and Yasser H. Shaib and Neena S. Abraham and Maria Eugenia Velez and Rhonda A. Cole and Margot B Rodriguez and Bhupinderjit S. Anand and David Y Graham and J R Kramer},
  journal={Gut},
  year={2014},
  volume={63 2},
  pages={220-9}
}
OBJECTIVE Abdominal obesity has been associated with increased risk of Barrett's oesophagus (BE) but the underlying mechanism is unclear. We examined the association between visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and the risk of BE. DESIGN A case-control study among eligible patients scheduled for elective oesophagastroduodenoscopy (EGD) and in a sample of patients eligible for screening colonoscopy recruited at the primary care clinic. All cases with definitive… CONTINUE READING