Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome burden in adolescents--Penn State Children Cohort study.

@article{He2015AbdominalOA,
  title={Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome burden in adolescents--Penn State Children Cohort study.},
  author={Fengshun He and Sol M. Rodr{\'i}guez-Col{\'o}n and Julio Fernandez-Mendoza and Alexandros N. Vgontzas and Edward O. Bixler and Arthur Berg and Yuka Imamura Kawasawa and Marjorie D Sawyer and Duanping Liao},
  journal={Journal of clinical densitometry : the official journal of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry},
  year={2015},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={30-6}
}
To investigate the association between abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome (MetS) burden in a population-based sample of adolescents, we used data from 421 adolescents who completed the follow-up examination in the Penn State Children Cohort study. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) was used to assess abdominal obesity, as measured by android/gynoid fat ratio (A/G ratio), android/whole body fat proportion (A/W proportion), visceral (VAT) and subcutaneous fat (SAT) areas. Continuous… CONTINUE READING
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