Suzanne M Bailey

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Increased general and abdominal obesity has been independently associated with diabetes, increased risk of stroke, and coronary artery disease (CAD). It is more prevalent in developed countries and in urban areas of nonindustrialized nations than in less developed and rural areas. To evaluate the associations between general and abdominal obesity (as(More)
The utility of taxonomic approaches in identification of fat patterning was evaluated using hierarchical cluster analysis on a sample of 64 female and 31 male subjects from 18 to 29 years of age. Four clusters, each composed of subjects with similar distributions of 17 skinfold thicknesses corrected for sex, size and total body fat, showed mean pattern(More)
The relationships between six body girths (shoulder, midarm, waist, hip, thigh, and calf) and cardiovascular risk factors (systolic and diastolic blood pressures and glucose, triglyceride, lipoprotein cholesterol, and apolipoprotein levels) were examined in 407 healthy Chinese urban workers in Taipei, Taiwan who were between 40 to 59 years old. Canonical(More)
To assess cross-cultural relations between dietary intake and plasma lipoproteins, we randomly selected 222 men and 243 women from the urban and rural areas of Puriscal, Costa Rica; related their dietary composition (assessed by a food-frequency questionnaire), fitness level, and body fat to plasma lipids, apolipoproteins, and low density lipoprotein (LDL)(More)
Some studies of high altitude populations argue that stature reduction results from caloric, rather than hypoxic, stress. However, tradeoff models of oxygen and glucose metabolism predict that in hypoxemia, glucose metabolism will be downregulated. We used tradeoff assumptions in two hypotheses: First, that hypoxia targets leg segment growth differentially,(More)
Body fat distribution, its continuity from childhood (4-6 years) to 30 years of age, and its link to that of parents is described in a longitudinal study population. A computer-assisted image analysis technique was used to measure body fat distribution (as measured by waist and hip diameters) from somatotype photographs. Pearson correlation coefficients(More)