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Association of plasma free fatty acids and left ventricular diastolic function in patients with clinically severe obesity.

Authors
  • Leichman, Joshua G
  • Aguilar, David
  • King, Terri M
  • Vlada, Adrian
  • Reyes, Manuel
  • Taegtmeyer, Heinrich
Type
Published Article
Journal
The American journal of clinical nutrition
Publication Date
Aug 01, 2006
Volume
84
Issue
2
Pages
336–341
Identifiers
PMID: 16895880
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The negative association between FFA and diastolic function, in the setting of insulin resistance, suggests that excess FFA may exert a lipotoxic effect on the heart.

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