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Visceral adiposity: a key driver of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Liver fat accumulation/non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent condition and has become a major cause of liver failure. Imaging studies have shown that excess liver fat is frequently accompanied by an excess of abdominal visceral adipose tissue. Excess visceral adiposity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular … Continued

Could you discuss the issue of beverages in diet?

Expert opinion by Benoît Lamarche, PhD, FAHA, Professor, Institute of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods, Université Laval, Québec, QC, Canada

Slide Library: Global Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Sale Barometer

The European Healthy Lifestyle Alliance (EHLA) and Benoit Arsenault, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval, Centre de recherche de l’IUCPQ, Québec, QC, Canada

Webcast: Ectopic fat and cardiometabolic health: an update

This video presents a discussion on ectopic fat depots by three experts in this area, Dr. Ulf Smith from Sweden, Dr. Marja-Riitta Taskinen from Finland and Dr. Michael Jensen from United States. Dr. Smith introduces the notion of ectopic fat by raising the issue that BMI is not the best measurement to assess individual risk … Continued

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Coronary plaque and the adjacent fat: monitoring change over time.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022;15:1768-1770
Dweck MR, Loganath K

Association between changes in perivascular adipose tissue density and plaque progression.

JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2022;15:1760-1767
Lee SE, Sung JM, Andreini D, Al-Mallah MH, Budoff MJ, Cademartiri F, Chinnaiyan K, Choi JH, Chun EJ, Conte E, Gottlieb I, Hadamitzky M, Kim YJ, Lee BK, Leipsic JA, Maffei E, Marques H, de Araújo Gonçalves P, Pontone G, Shin S, Kitslaar PH, Reiber JHC, Stone PH, Samady H, Virmani R, Narula J, Berman DS, Shaw LJ, Bax JJ, Lin FY, Min JK, Chang HJ

Big data, big expectations, and big judgements.

Can J Cardiol. 2022;38:1567-156
Brophy JM

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Visceral adiposity: a key driver of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Liver fat accumulation/non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a highly prevalent condition and has become a major cause of liver failure. Imaging studies have shown that excess liver fat is frequently accompanied by an excess of abdominal visceral adipose tissue. Excess visceral adiposity is associated with an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular … Continued

Eat well and move: another success story!

Being physically active and having a high-quality dietary pattern are two key features of our lifestyle associated with a healthier cardiometabolic risk profile, contributing to longer and healthier lives. However, beyond their individual influence on cardiometabolic risk, what about the mortality risk associated with these two important markers of our lifestyle when they are simultaneously … Continued

NAFLD and cardiometabolic outcomes: contribution of excess visceral adiposity

Many studies worldwide have reported a close relationship between a high-risk obesity pattern, visceral obesity, and an altered cardiometabolic risk profile beyond total adiposity. Moreover, excess visceral adiposity is a significant risk factor for both cardiovascular disease (CVD) and type 2 diabetes. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), another prevalent condition frequently observed among patients with … Continued

Cardiovascular health: Sleep well, live well!

In 2010, the American Heart Association (AHA) introduced the concept of Life’s Simple 7 to define ideal cardiovascular health. This proposal was a major paradigm shift, which moved the focus from cardiovascular disease risk management to the promotion of cardiovascular health. Among the Life’s Simple 7’s criteria, we find not only biological risk factors (healthy … Continued

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Réunion scientifique annuelle 2023 de la SQLNM, du CMDO et du congrès COLosSUS

16th International Conference on Childhood Obesity and Nutrition

16th International Conference On Advanced Technologies & Treatments For Diabetes