Sudomotor function and obesity-related risk factors in an elderly healthy population: The PROOF–Synapse Study

Hupin D, Pichot V, Celle S, Maudoux D, Calvet JH, Barthélémy JC, Roche F.

International Journal of Cardiology 186 (2015) 247–249

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Autonomic nervous system (ANS) dysfunction that can be assessed through alterations of sweat function is a major risk predictor of all-cause mortality in the general adult population [1]. Obesity, metabolic syndrome (MS) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been recognised as risk factors for coronary heart disease (CHD) [2,3]. Whether these factors are related with ANS dysfunction as measured by sweat function, it has never been well established. SUDOSCAN has been developed to provide a quick, simple, non-invasive and quantitative assessment of sweat function [4,5].