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Mesenteric Fat Thickness Is an Independent Determinant of Metabolic Syndrome


..... Mesenteric fat thickness had significant correlations (P < 0.05) with various metabolic variables. On multivariate regression, mesenteric fat thickness was an independent determinant of all components of metabolic syndrome after adjustment for age, sex, homeostasis model assessment of insulin resistance, and other fat deposits.....

..... Metabolic syndrome is a constellation of multiple risk factors including hypertension, dysglycemia, dyslipidemia, and central obesity (1). Subjects with metabolic syndrome have a two- to threefold increased risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) (2). There is ongoing debate regarding the relative roles of insulin resistance (1) and visceral adiposity in its pathogenesis (3). In this regard, there is a wealth of data showing the intimate relationships between visceral adiposity and adverse lipid profile (4), insulin sensitivity (5), elevated blood pressure (6), and impaired glucose tolerance (7).

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It's talking obesity. Put in a complicated way. Well it's a hen and egg issue. Morbid obesity causes metabolic syndrome and vice a versa. Mesenteric fat deposition is a part of visceral fat deposition.


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