View Entire Collection
By Clinical Topic
Diabetes – Summer 2012
Future of Nursing Initiative
Heart Failure - Fall 2011
Influenza - Winter 2011
Nursing Ethics - Fall 2011
Trauma - Fall 2010
Traumatic Brain Injury - Fall 2010
Fluids & Electrolytes
MONDAY, Sept. 19 (HealthDay News) -- Both upper-body obese (UBO) and lean women exhibit similar storage of very low density lipids-triglyceride (VLDL-TG) in visceral, upper-body subcutaneous (UBSQ), and lower-body subcutaneous (LBSQ) fat, with no significant differences in the trafficking pattern into these adipose tissue depots, according to a study published online Sept. 12 in Diabetes.
Esben Søndergaard, M.D., from the Aarhus University Hospital in Denmark, and colleagues investigated the storage of VLDL-TG in visceral fat in nine UBO (waist circumference >88 cm) and six lean (waist circumference <80 cm) women who were scheduled to undergo elective tubal ligation surgery. Storage of VLDL-TG in visceral, UBSQ, and LBSQ fat was evaluated with [9,10-³H]-triolein-labeled VLDL.
The investigators found that storage of VLDL-TG in visceral fat accounted for approximately 0.8 percent of VLDL-TG turnover in both lean and UBO women. A significantly greater proportion of VLDV-TG turnover was stored in UBSQ and LBSQ (approximately 5 and 4 percent, respectively). UBO and lean women had similar fractional storage of VLDL-TG for all regional depots. In UBO women there was a significant association between VLDL-TG fractional storage and VLDL-TG concentration in UBSQ fat. For lean women there was a significant inverse association seen in visceral and LBSQ fat.
"VLDL-TG storage efficiency is similar in all regional fat depots, and trafficking of VLDL-TG into different adipose tissue depots was similar in UBO and lean women," the authors write.
Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Sign up for our free enewsletters to stay up-to-date in your area of practice - or take a look at an archive of prior issues
Join our CESaver program to earn up to 100 contact hours for only $34.95
Explore a world of online resources
Back to Top