The case of visceral fat: Argument for the defense

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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 (see the related article beginning on page 1582).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1530-1532
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Investigation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 2004

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