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Citation for published version: Davies, G, Armstrong, N, Bis, JC, Bressler, J, Chouraki, V, Giddaluru, S, Hofer, E, Ibrahim-Verbaas, CA, Kirin, M, Lahti, J, van der Lee, SJ, Le Hellard, S, Liu, T, Marioni, RE, Oldmeadow, C, Postmus, I, Smith, AV, Smith, JA, Thalamuthu, A, Thomson, R, Vitart, V, Wang, J, Yu, L, Zgaga, L, Zhao, W, Boxall, R, Harris, SE, Hill,(More)
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between supine sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD) and other indicators of body fat distribution with cardiovascular (CVD) risk factors in the elderly.SUBJECTS: One-hundred and forty-six women aged from 67 to 78 y with a body mass index (BMI) ranging from 18.7 to 50.6 kg/m2 and 83 men aged between 67 and 78 y with BMI(More)
Introduction: Effective methods for assessing visceral fat are important to investigate the role of visceral fat for the increased health risks in obesity. Techniques for direct measurement of soft tissue composition such as CT or MRI are expensive, time-consuming or require a relatively high radiation dose. Simple anthropometric methods, such as(More)
Two groups of 99 and 98 women were studied to test if correcting sagittal diameter by subtracting the thickness of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue improves its degree of association with visceral adipose tissue. The first group (age, 40 +/- 14 years; body mass index [BMI], 36 +/- 6 kg/m2) was used to calculate the predictive equations for visceral(More)
We conducted a cross-sectional study of body fat distribution and metabolic variables and the interrelations among these factors in 134 women aged 18-71.9 y. Body fat distribution was measured with use of computerized tomography. A significant positive correlation was observed between age and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and between VAT and body weight.(More)
INTRODUCTION Loss of subcutaneous fat, decreased muscle cross-sectional area (CSA) and increased muscle adiposity are related to declining physical function and disability in the elderly, but there is little information about the relationship of these tissue changes to hip fracture. Thus we have compared body composition measures in women with hip fractures(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of pericardial adipose tissue (PAT) with coronary artery calcification in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis. DESIGN AND METHODS The baseline cohort comprised 6,814 Caucasian (38%), African-American (28%), Chinese American (12%), and Hispanic (22%) adults aged 45-84, without known clinical cardiovascular(More)
Obesity prevalence is growing progressively even among older age groups. Controversy exists about the potential harms of obesity in the elderly. Debate persists about the relation between obesity in old age and total or disease-specific mortality, the definition of obesity in the elderly, its clinical relevance, and about the need for its treatment.(More)
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