How Adipose Tissue Impacts Exercise Tolerance
Feb 25, 2020
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: George McConnell, PharmD. Candidate, LECOM School of Pharmacy
Regardless of age or smoking status, type 2 diabetes is a risk factor for heart failure. Unfortunately, exercise intolerance, which also increases a person’s risk for developing heart failure, is a symptom of type 2 diabetes. Exercise capacity can partially be determined by left ventricular structure and function. Epicardial adipose tissue (EAT) is an ectopic fat that is used as an index of cardiac adiposity. In people with type 2 diabetes, EAT accumulates at a faster rate than in those without diabetes....
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