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Relationships between Body Fat Distribution, Epicardial Fat and Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Obese Patients with and without Metabolic Syndrome

  • Carla Lubrano mail,

    Carla.Lubrano@uniroma1.it

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Maurizio Saponara,

    Affiliation: Head and Neck Department, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Barbaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Palma Specchia,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Eliana Addessi,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Daniela Costantini,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Marta Tenuta,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Gabriella Di Lorenzo,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Giuseppe Genovesi,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Lorenzo M. Donini,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Andrea Lenzi,

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Lucio Gnessi

    Affiliation: Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0047059

About the Authors

Carla Lubrano, Giuseppe Barbaro, Palma Specchia, Eliana Addessi, Daniela Costantini, Marta Tenuta, Gabriella Di Lorenzo, Giuseppe Genovesi, Lorenzo M. Donini, Andrea Lenzi, Lucio Gnessi
Department of Experimental Medicine, Section of Medical Physiopathology, Endocrinology and Food Science, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy
Maurizio Saponara
Head and Neck Department, University of Rome “Sapienza”, Rome, Italy

Corresponding Author

Email: Carla.Lubrano@uniroma1.it

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CL LG. Performed the experiments: MS GB PS EA DC MT. Analyzed the data: LMD AL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GDL GG. Wrote the paper: CL LG.