TITLE

Body mass index and hip and thigh circumferences are negatively associated with visceral adipose tissue after control for waist circumference

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition;Jun2007, Vol. 85 Issue 6, p1540
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a study of the associations between waist circumference (WC), thigh circumference (ThC) and body mass index (BMI) with visceral adipose tissue (VAT) depot and lower-body and abdominal subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) and skeletal muscle (SM). The study used magnetic resonance imaging to measure the total and regional body composition. Results showed that HC, ThC, and BMI are positively associated with total, lower-body and abdominal SAT and SM, but not with VAT.
ACCESSION #
26616569

 

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