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Gender differences in cardiometabolic health and disease in a cross-sectional observational obesity study

Strack, Christina ; Behrens, Gundula ; Sag, Sabine ; Mohr, Margareta ; Zeller, Judith ; Lahmann, Claas ; Hubauer, Ute ; Loew, Thomas ; Maier, Lars ; Fischer, Marcus ; Baessler, Andrea


Background Beyond the degree of adiposity, the pattern of fat distribution has a profound influence on cardiometabolic risk. It is unclear if sex differences in body fat distribution can potentially explain any sex differences in the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) and in individual cardiometabolic risk factors among obese men and women. Methods In this cross-sectional analysis, 432 ...


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