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Contribution of abdominal visceral obesity and insulin resistance to the cardiovascular risk profile of postmenopausal women

Piché, M-Eve.; Weisnagel, S.John.; Corneau, L.; Nadeau, Aé.; Bergeron, J.; Lemieux, S.

Diabetes 54(3): 770-777

2005


ISSN/ISBN: 0012-1797
PMID: 15734855
DOI: 10.2337/diabetes.54.3.770
Accession: 011899887

The aim of this study was to determine the respective contribution of abdominal visceral adipose tissue (AT) accumulation and insulin resistance (IR) to the determination of a comprehensive cardiovascular metabolic risk profile in 108 postmenopausal women not receiving hormone therapy. Insulin sensitivity (M/I) was determined by a hyperinsulinemic-euglycemic clamp, and visceral AT area was measured by computed tomography.

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