Regional Adiposity And Metabolic Aberrations

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Female cynomolgus monkeys with high central fat have higher glucose and insulin concentrations in an intravenous glucose tolerance test than females with relatively low central fat. They also have higher blood pressure and total plasma cholesterol concentrations, and lower HDL cholesterol concentrations compared to low central fat females (50). In women, central obesity has been linked with a metabolic syndrome consisting of impaired glucose tolerance, raised serum triglycerides and low levels of HDL cholesterol (51).

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