Liver, abdominal fat ups heart disease risk in obese

07/24/2011 | Yahoo!

Excessive abdominal and liver fat can elevate heart disease risk in obese individuals, with those at highest risk having a significantly high liver lipid profile and impaired triglyceride removal abilities, a study found. The findings in the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology: Journal of the American Heart Association suggest that measuring abdominal and liver fat may help predict cardiovascular disease in obese people.

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