Example sentences for: adiposity

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  • WC:AC ratio was removed from the anthropometric measurements because the concept of waist circumference, waist to hip ratio or waist circumference to arm circumference was unknown or not used to quantify central adiposity.

  • We used this measure in preference to waist to hip ratio, because a study which determined peripheral and abdominal adipose tissue content in children using magnetic resonance imaging found that WC:AC correlated positively with intra-abdominal adipose tissue (r ± 0.63, P = 0.001) while waist to hip ratio did not (r = 0.11) [ 34 ] . Two other indices of central adiposity were calculated from skinfolds: Central-peripheral (CPR) as subscapular skinfold + suprailliac skinfold) / (triceps skinfold+ thigh skinfold) and ratio of subscapular to triceps skinfold (STR).

  • The WHR, a measure of central adiposity, is gaining increased use as a measure of etiologically significant obesity and is thought to be more closely related to pathology, especially coronary heart disease, diabetes mellitus and stroke [ 7 ] . The metabolic changes that accompany obesity include peripheral hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia and glucose intolerance, hypertriglyceridemia, decreased serum low-density lipoprotein, increased serum very low-density lipoprotein, increased serum leptin, dyslipidemia, increased serum cortisol clearance, increased serum C-peptide level, downregulation of insulin receptors and an exaggerated insulin response to an oral glucose load [ 12 13 14 15 ] . These changes, especially when they occur in early adulthood, may be of fundamental importance in the development of breast cancer [ 9 16 ] .

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

  • As defined in methods WC:AC ratio which is an indicator of central adiposity was significantly higher in both (P < 0.01) overweight and (P < 0.001) obese adolescents in comparison with controls, either in adolescents of different Tanner's stages or adults of both sexes.


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