The link between abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome.

Liza Phillips and Prins, Johannes B. (2008) The link between abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome.. Current Hypertension Reports, 10 2: 156-164. doi:10.1007/s11906-008-0029-7

Author Liza Phillips
Prins, Johannes B.
Title The link between abdominal obesity and the metabolic syndrome.
Journal name Current Hypertension Reports   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-6417
Publication date 2008-04-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11906-008-0029-7
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 2
Start page 156
End page 164
Total pages 9
Place of publication The United States of America
Publisher Current Science Inc
Language eng
Subject C1
920106 Endocrine Organs and Diseases (excl. Diabetes)
110306 Endocrinology
Abstract The clustering of cardiovascular risk factors associated with abdominal obesity is well established. Although currently lacking a universal definition, the metabolic syndrome describes a constellation of metabolic abnormalities, including abdominal obesity, and was originally introduced to characterize a population at high cardiovascular risk. Adipose tissue is a dynamic endocrine organ that secretes several inflammatory and immune mediators known as adipokines. Dysregulation of adipokine secretion, free fatty acid toxicity, and the site-specific differences in abdominal (visceral) versus subcutaneous fat support abdominal obesity as a causal factor mediating the insulin resistance, increased risk of diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in the metabolic syndrome.
Keyword Peripheral Vascular Disease
Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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