The ratio of visceral to subcutaneous fat, a metric of body fat distribution, is a unique correlate of cardiometabolic risk
Diabetologia - Clinical and Experimental Diabetes and Metabolism, 08/20/2012
Kaess BM et al. – Visceral adipose tissue (VAT)/subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) ratio is a correlate of cardiometabolic risk, above and beyond BMI and VAT. The propensity to store fat viscerally versus subcutaneously may be a unique risk factor independent of absolute fat volumes.