Adipose Distribution and Atherosclerosis
|Cardiovascular Diseases Heart Diseases Carotid Stenosis|
|Study Start Date:||April 1991|
|Study Completion Date:||March 1993|
The study was ancillary to an NIH funded population-based project, the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (ARIC) that is ongoing in Forsyth County, North Carolina.
Using MRI, the investigators sought to demonstrate strong relationships between intra-abdominal fat and a number of cardiovascular disease risk factors, including history of hypertension, diabetes, cigarette smoking, family history of cardiovascular disease, plasma concentrations of triglyceride, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, HDL2 cholesterol, apo A1, Apo B, postprandial lipid response to a fat rich meal, glucose, insulin, sex hormone binding globulin, and total and free testosterone. Certain other risk factors were less certain to show a relation to intra-abdominal fat as measured by MRI, including various hemostatic factors, as well as certain dietary factors such as consumption of alcohol, dietary fat, and cholesterol, but this research afforded an opportunity to explore these relationships. Finally, the investigators proposed to relate intra-abdominal fat to more conventional measures of fat distribution (waist/hip ratio, subscapular skinfold thickness, etc.) in an attempt to identify strong correlates of intra-abdominal fat that could be more easily measured.
The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) recor