Myocardial, Perivascular, and Epicardial Fat

May 2011
Diabetes Care;May2011 Supplement 2, Vol. 34, pS371
Academic Journal
The article reviews current knowledge provided by imaging studies of the fatty heart in metabolic and heart disease in humans. Several conditions in myocardial triglyceride stores are increased which include obesity, impaired glucose tolerance and type 2 diabetes. Evidence also showed that the hallmark of obesity and type 2 diabetes is cardiac steatosis. A diagram is presented illustrating fatty acid overload.


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