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Brito-Zurita OR, Verdín-García P, Domínguez-Banda A, Cortez-Valenzuela AE, Villanueva-Pérez RM, Torres-Tamayo M
Visceral Fat and Metabolic Manifestations in Hypertensive Men
Rev Med Inst Mex Seguro Soc 2009; 47 (2)

Language: Español
References: 36
Page: 135-140
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Objective: to determine visceral fat and metabolic profile in hypertensive men with and without obesity.
Methods: analytic cross-sectional study was carried out. Thirty hypertensive men with obesity and 30 hypertensive men without obesity from a primary care clinic. Visceral and subcutaneous fat (by computer axial tomography), anthropometry, lipid profile, fibrinogen, and glucose (fasting and 2 hr after glucose load) were measured.
Results: hypertensive obese men were younger (48 ± 7 versus 57 ± 6 years) who had higher values of blood pressure, lipids and lipoproteins, waist and hip circumference and total abdominal and subcutaneous fat (420 versus 321 cm2, p ‹ 0.001; and 257 versus 162 cm2, p = 0.03). Visceral fat was similar in both groups (163 versus 162 cm2). The non obese group had higher levels of glucose either fasting and post glucose load. Both groups had increased mean values of fibrinogen and triglycerides and low concentrations of HDL-c.
Conclusions: hypertension was associated with increased visceral fat, regardless the BMI. Although obese hypertensive men were younger, they had a metabolic profile more deleterious than non obese men.

Key words: obesity, intra-abdominal fat, hypertension.


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