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Fat Depots and Metabolic Syndrome Risk in Black African Young Adults

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Metabolic syndrome is a group of risk factors — increased blood pressure, a high blood sugar level, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol levels — that occur together, increasing risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Several studies have shown that abdominal visceral adipose tissue (VAT) accumulation plays an important role in…