Search for dissertations about: "regional fat mass"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 6 swedish dissertations containing the words regional fat mass.

  1. 1. Body fat distribution, inflammation and cardiovascular disease

    Author : Fredrik Toss; Anna Nordström; Peter Nordström; Jan Ekstrand; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; fat mass; lean mass; fat distribution; stroke; myocardial infarction; cardiovascular disease; cardiovascular risk factors; inflammation; dual energy x-ray absorptiometry; mortality; erythrocyte sedimentation rate; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the major health issues of our time. The prevalence of CVD is increasing, both in industrialized and in developing countries, and causes suffering and a decreased quality of life for millions of people worldwide. READ MORE

  2. 2. Adipose tissue, the skeleton and cardiovascular disease

    Author : Peder Wiklund; Peter Nordström; Anna Nordström; Mats Palmér; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Men; women; regional fat mass; bone mineral density; myocardial infarction; osteocalcin; high impact; longitudinal; Epidemiology; Epidemiologi; Epidemiology; epidemiologi;

    Abstract : Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the Western World, although the incidence of myocardial infarction (MI) has declined over the last decades. However, obesity, which is one of the most important risk factors for CVD, is increasingly common. Osteoporosis is also on the rise because of an aging population. READ MORE

  3. 3. Investigating adipose tissue turnover in humans using radiocarbon dating

    Author : Keng-Yeh Fu; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
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    Abstract : Obesity, defined as an excessive accumulation of body fat, is considered one of the major health challenges facing the world today. Adipocyte and lipid turnover determine the number and the size of fat cells, respectively. READ MORE

  4. 4. Body composition and bone density in children and adolescents. Relation to growth hormone

    Author : Hans Fors; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Growth hormone; leptin; body composition; bone mineralisation; DXA; BIA; BIS;

    Abstract : The regulation of growth, body composition and bone mineralisation during childhood and adolescence is a complex and multifactorial process. Growth hormone (GH) is essential for normal growth; in addition, it influences bone mineralisation and body composition in both children and adults. READ MORE

  5. 5. Gene expression in human adipose tissue. Studies of leptin and genes selected by expression profiling

    Author : Britt Gabrielsson; Göteborgs universitet; []
    Keywords : obesity; subcutaneous; omental; DNA microarray; sulfonylurea receptor; fibroblast; growth factors; complement system; fibroblast;

    Abstract : Obesity, and in particular the amount of visceral adipose tissue, is correlated to development of type 2diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The aim of this thesis was to study genes expressed in humanadipose tissue that could be involved in regional adipose tissue homeostasis and/or obesity-associateddisease. READ MORE