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Intra-Abdominal Fat

"Intra-Abdominal Fat" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Fatty tissue inside the ABDOMINAL CAVITY, including visceral fat and retroperitoneal fat. It is the most metabolically active fat in the body and easily accessible for LIPOLYSIS. Increased visceral fat is associated with metabolic complications of OBESITY.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Intra-Abdominal Fat" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Intra-Abdominal Fat" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 267 publications over 16 distinct years, with a maximum of 28 publications in 2010
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