Ectopic Fat Depots and Coronary Artery Calcium in South Asians Compared With Other Racial/Ethnic Groups
- Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
Epidemiology | South Asian | Risk Factors | ethnicity | MESA (Multi‐Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis) | Race and Ethnicity | adipose tissue | Original Research | coronary artery calcification | pericardial fat | Obesity
mesheuropmc: cardiovascular diseases
Background South Asians have a low body mass index and high prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) relative to other racial/ethnic groups. Radiographically detected ectopic fat distribution is better associated with CVD than body mass index. We assessed whether diff...