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
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 . 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].