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Heart Health

16 August 2011

Fat around the heart is dangerous

Researchers have found more evidence supporting the role of fat around the heart in promoting atherosclerosis, according to a study.

Researchers have found more evidence supporting the role of fat around the heart in promoting atherosclerosis, according to a study published online in the Journal Radiology.

Coronary plaque detected by MRI

While previous studies have looked at the relationship of pericardial fat to atherosclerosis in patients with severe coronary disease, this is the first study to determine the association of pericardial fat on the coronary artery plaque burden in asymptomatic individuals.

 

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