Postprint version. Published in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Volume 13, Issue 11, July 30, 1999, pages 1373-1375.
Copyright © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. This is a non-final version of an article published in final form in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrom. The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/.
NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Ann McDermott was not yet affiliated with Cal Poly.
Body fat redistribution (‘lipodystrophy’), with gain in abdominal and trunk fat, and decline in facial and limb fat, is a newly recognized problem in patients with HIV infection that has been linked to use of HIV-1 protease inhibitors. Increased abdominal fat may predispose these patients to hypertension, diabetes, and coronary artery disease. At this time no effective treatment is available. We examined whether exercise training could reduce trunk fat in men with fat redistribution.