Visceral adipose tissue increases shortly after the cessation of GH therapy in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome.

@article{Koizumi2018VisceralAT,
  title={Visceral adipose tissue increases shortly after the cessation of GH therapy in adults with Prader-Willi syndrome.},
  author={Mikiko Koizumi and Shinobu Ida and Yasuko Shoji and Yukiko Nishimoto and Yuri Etani and Masanobu Kawai},
  journal={Endocrine journal},
  year={2018},
  volume={65 11},
  pages={
          1127-1137
        }
}
GH therapy in pediatric patients with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) improves body composition, but discontinuation of GH after achieving adult height has been implicated in its deterioration. Although there is evidence for the deleterious effects of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) rather than subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) on the development of obesity-related complications, the effects of GH discontinuation on fat distribution in adults with PWS has not been fully investigated. Therefore, we… 

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