Ectopic Fat Depots and Coronary Artery Calcium in South Asians Compared With Other Racial/Ethnic Groups

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Kanaya, Alka ; Garg, SK ; Lin, F ; Kandula, N ; Ding, J ; Carr, J ; Allison, M ; Liu, K ; Herrington, D ; Vaidya, D ; Vittinghoff, E (2016)
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Journal: volume 5, issue 11 (eissn: 2047-9980)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1161/JAHA.116.004257, pmc: PMC5210365
  • Subject: 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... View more