Computed axial tomographic scan measurement of abdominal fat distribution and its correlation with anthropometry and insulin secretion in healthy Asian Indians.

@article{Snehalatha1997ComputedAT,
  title={Computed axial tomographic scan measurement of abdominal fat distribution and its correlation with anthropometry and insulin secretion in healthy Asian Indians.},
  author={Chamukuttan Snehalatha and Ambady Ramachandran and Kumpatla Satyavani and M Y Vallabi and Vijay Viswanathan},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={1997},
  volume={46 10},
  pages={1220-4}
}
Asian Indians have high insulin resistance, hyperinsulinemia, a high prevalence of diabetes, and a high waist to hip ratio (WHR), although the rate of obesity is low. WHR and visceral fat (VF) are highly correlated, and both are associated with insulin resistance. This study was performed to determine the normal ranges of abdominal fat distribution (subcutaneous [SF] and VF) in nondiabetic South Indians and also to study its correlations with WHR, plasma insulin, and metabolic profiles. Fat… CONTINUE READING