Adiposity and Fat Distribution Impact on Hypertension, Cholesterol, and Diabetes
Jun 1, 2021
Editor: David L. Joffe, BSPharm, CDE, FACA
Author: Damisha Henderson Florida A&M University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Fourth Year PharmD Candidate
Central adiposity shows varying effects on blood pressure, LDL cholesterol, and glycemic profile.
Type II diabetes mellitus is responsible for microvascular and macrovascular complications, including retinopathy, neuropathy, coronary heart disease, and stroke. Obesity, hypertension, and dyslipidemia exacerbate other diabetes complications. According to previous clinical studies, adiposity and body fat distribution lead to cardiometabolic risk factors. This cross-sectional study aimed to analyze body fat and adiposity to determine its relationship with hemoglobin A1c, hypertension, and elevated low-density lipoprotein level among Chinese hospitalized patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes has a prevalence of 12.8% for adults living in China....
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