The aim of the present study was to investigate whether accumulation of central fat is correlated with systemic oxidative stress (OxS) in non-obese apparently healthy postmenopausal women. Serum parameters of OxS (hydroperoxides and non-enzymatic antioxidants) along with body fat distribution, as assessed by dual-energy-X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), were evaluated in 134 non-obese postmenopausal women. Multiple regression analysis showed that central (trunk) fat significantly correlated with both markers of OxS independently of confounding factors (i.e. BMI, smoking, age, hypertension, legs and arms fat mass). In specific, the standardized regression coefficient was positive for hydroperoxides ( ¼0.324, p50.05) and negative for antioxidants (¼0.495, p50.01) level. In conclusion, the current data showed that the increase in central fat is an independent predictor of OxS condition among non-obese women in postmenopausal status. The possible pro-oxidant effects of the excess in central adiposity might be more harmful among post- than among pre-menopausal women, due to the postulated ability of E2 to contrast oxidative challenge and the related diseases

Accumulation of central fat correlates with an adverse oxidative balance in non-obese postmenopausal women

CERVELLATI, Carlo
Primo
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BONACCORSI, Gloria
Secondo
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CREMONINI, Eleonora;ROMANI, Arianna;FILA, Enrica;CASTALDINI, Maria Cristina;FERRAZZINI, Stefania;MASSARI, Leo;SQUERZANTI, Monica;STICOZZI, Claudia;MISCHIATI, Carlo
Penultimo
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BERGAMINI, Carlo
Ultimo
2013

Abstract

The aim of the present study was to investigate whether accumulation of central fat is correlated with systemic oxidative stress (OxS) in non-obese apparently healthy postmenopausal women. Serum parameters of OxS (hydroperoxides and non-enzymatic antioxidants) along with body fat distribution, as assessed by dual-energy-X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), were evaluated in 134 non-obese postmenopausal women. Multiple regression analysis showed that central (trunk) fat significantly correlated with both markers of OxS independently of confounding factors (i.e. BMI, smoking, age, hypertension, legs and arms fat mass). In specific, the standardized regression coefficient was positive for hydroperoxides ( ¼0.324, p50.05) and negative for antioxidants (¼0.495, p50.01) level. In conclusion, the current data showed that the increase in central fat is an independent predictor of OxS condition among non-obese women in postmenopausal status. The possible pro-oxidant effects of the excess in central adiposity might be more harmful among post- than among pre-menopausal women, due to the postulated ability of E2 to contrast oxidative challenge and the related diseases
Cervellati, Carlo; Bonaccorsi, Gloria; Cremonini, Eleonora; Romani, Arianna; Fila, Enrica; Castaldini, Maria Cristina; Ferrazzini, Stefania; Massari, Leo; Squerzanti, Monica; Sticozzi, Claudia; Mischiati, Carlo; Bergamini, Carlo
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