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J Clin Invest. 2004 Jun;113(11):1530-2.

The case of visceral fat: argument for the defense.

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Center for Human Nutrition and Division of Geriatrics and Nutritional Sciences, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.

Abstract

Increased plasma fatty acid concentrations may be responsible for many of the metabolic abnormalities associated with abdominal obesity. Excessive visceral fat is associated with insulin resistance and other metabolic risk factors for coronary heart disease. A study reported in this issue of the JCI evaluates the relative contribution of fatty acids released during lipolysis of visceral adipose tissue triglycerides to portal and systemic fatty acid flux in human subjects.

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PMID:
15173878
PMCID:
PMC419497
DOI:
10.1172/JCI22028
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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