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Visceral Fat, Weight Loss and Lipoprotein in Subjects with Obesity
Effect of Weight Loss on Body Fat Distribution, Metabolism and Blood Fats
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Visceral Fat, Weight Loss & Lipoprotein in Subjects with Obesity

We studied the relationships between regional body fat distribution and metabolic variables with lipoprotein(a) (LPA) as well as the effects of weight loss on LPA in 25 women and 9 men with obesity. Regional body fat distribution, as evaluated by the use of computed tomography; LPA; and fasting glucose, insulin, cholesterol, and triglycerides were analyzed before and after a very low-energy diet. No significant correlations were found between visceral, subcutaneous, and total fat and LPA or between metabolic variables and LPA. All anthropometric variables significantly decreased after a very low-energy diet. Fasting glucose, insulin, triglycerides, and cholesterol significantly decreased after a very low-energy diet. No significant changes in LPA concentration after a very low-energy diet were found. The correlation between the initial values of LPA and changes of LPA after a very low-energy diet was slightly significant . In conclusion, our study shows that LPA is not influenced by obesity, visceral fat, metabolic variables, or weight loss induced by a very low-energy diet.

Source: Zamboni M, Facchinetti R, Armellini F, Turcato E, Bergamo Andreis IA, Bosello O. University of Verona, Policlinic of Borgo Roma, Italy.1997

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