Example sentences for: adiposity

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  • WC:AC was calculated from the ratio of waist circumference to arm circumference and used as a measured of fat distribution analogous to waist to hip ratio, on the assumption that a higher ratio of waist to arm circumference is an indicator of a more central pattern of adiposity.

  • STR is an index of relative distribution of central subcutaneous adiposity.

  • In conclusion, the present study is consistent with findings in other environments that central adiposity is a risk factor for breast cancer in postmenopausal women.

  • For instance a BMI ≥ 85 thpercentile (for age and sex) was classified as being overweight, and those with a BMI ≥ 95 thpercentile as obese [ 29 30 31 32 ] . Recent workshops concluded that the BMI is an index of choice for evaluating obesity in adolescents, because it has been validated by studies of total body fat [ 32 ] . The criteria used to identify overweight and obesity in children and adolescents agree with those used for grade 1 and grade 2 overweight (BMI of 25+ and 30+, respectively) in adults [ 33 ] . Using a representative sample from the general North American Caucasian population, we demonstrate that the BMI is also a good indicator for obesity in adolescents, however the readily-measured WC:AC, CPR, and STR, indices of central obesity, and SUM, a single measure of subcutaneous adiposity, are stronger predictor of both fasting glucose and insulin levels and lipid profiles, than BMI.

  • On the other hand, blocking the rise in corticosterone by adrenalectomy prevented the reduction in hypothalamic POMC mRNA and the induction of AGRP mRNA, without reversing either the reduced leptin or the reduced adiposity, characteristic of insulin-deficient diabetic mice (Fig.


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