Endometriosis and body fat distribution.

  title={Endometriosis and body fat distribution.},
  author={Susan E. McCann and Jo L Freudenheim and Sherri Darrow and Ronald E. Batt and Maria A. Zielezny},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  volume={82 4 Pt 1},
OBJECTIVE To examine the association of body fat distribution with risk of endometriosis in an effort to determine whether a specific somatotype is related to the disease. METHODS We conducted a case-control study of 88 laparoscopically confirmed cases of endometriosis, identified in a specialty gynecologic practice in western New York, and 88 age-matched friend controls. Data were collected by standardized personal interview, and body measurements were taken in a standardized fashion by one… CONTINUE READING

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