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Eliana A Silva, Fernando Flexa, Maria Teresa Zanella
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between central obesity, hyperinsulinemia and arterial hypertension with left ventricular mass and geometry in women. METHODS: This study included 70 women (35-68 years), divided into four groups according to the presence of central obesity and hypertension. Visceral fat area was determined. Blood glucose and plasma insulin were determined before and two hours after an oral 75 g glucose load and the patients were submitted to cardilogical evaluation...
August 2007: Arquivos Brasileiros de Cardiologia
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