Obesity Fat Distribution and Cardiovascular Risk

Topic: date: 07/01/2016 Featured Expert: Subodh Verma, MD, PhD

The ever-increasing obesity epidemic has placed that risk factor at the front of cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management. But specifically, how does body fat distribution impact...


The ever-increasing obesity epidemic has placed that risk factor at the front of cardiovascular disease risk assessment and management. But specifically, how does body fat distribution impact cardiovascular risk? In the Keynote presentation, “Obesity Fat Distribution and Cardiovascular Risk,” Dr. Subodh Verma will evaluate the epidemiology and clinical course of visceral fat as it relates to cardiovascular event rates and explain the mechanistic basis of how visceral adiposity leads to cardiovascular disease. Additionally, Dr. Verma will shed light on the role of epicardial fat tissue as a source of inflammatory cytokines in cardiometabolic risk, critique the literature linking weight reduction to cardiometabolic risk reduction, and discuss the current guidelines for the management of cardiovascular risk in obesity.

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