Thursday, June 28, 2012

Body composition and cardiovascular risk markers after remission of Cushing's disease: a prospective study using whole-body MRII

Geer EB, Shen W, Strohmayer E, Post KD, Freda PU.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012 May; 97(5):1702-11

John Newell-Price and Miguel Debono, University of Sheffield, UK. F1000 Diabetes & Endocrinology

26 Jun 2012 | Confirmation, Good for Teaching

Excess endogenous glucocorticoids cause central obesity with an increased visceral to total fat ratio and this is associated with the metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance, increasing the cardiovascular risk. This is a prospective study in 14 subjects where whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been used for the first...

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