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Subcutaneous to visceral fat ratio: a possible risk factor for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases

Authors Shafqat MN, Haider M

Received 10 January 2018

Accepted for publication 12 January 2018

Published 12 April 2018 Volume 2018:11 Pages 129—130

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S162157

Checked for plagiarism Yes

Editor who approved publication: Professor Ming-Hui Zou


Muhammad Nabeel Shafqat,1 Miqdad Haider,2

1Department of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences “Serafin Ruiz de Zarate” Villa Clara (UCMVC), Villa Clara, Cuba; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Fatima Memorial Hospital, Fatima Memorial College of Medicine and Dentistry, Lahore, Pakistan

We would like to comment, with great interest, about the recently published article “Visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio as a predictor of the multiple metabolic risk factors for subjects with normal waist circumference in Korea” by Oh et al,1 which we found very interesting and valuable. This study is a good step to determine the predictive value of visceral-to-subcutaneous fat ratio (VSR) in persons with normal waist circumference for the diagnosis of risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

View the original paper by Oh and colleagues.

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