Greater influence of central distribution of adipose tissue on incidence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in women than men.

@article{Haffner1991GreaterIO,
  title={Greater influence of central distribution of adipose tissue on incidence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes in women than men.},
  author={Steven M. Haffner and Braxton D. Mitchell and Helen P. Hazuda and Michael P. Stern},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1991},
  volume={53 5},
  pages={1312-7}
}
Many studies have shown an increased prevalence of non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) in individuals with an unfavorable body fat distribution, but there are still relatively few prospective studies on this topic. We present data on the 8-y incidence of NIDDM in Mexican-American men and women according to their degree of central adiposity, measured by the ratio of subscapular to triceps skinfold thicknesses. Subjects were initially enrolled in the San Antonio Heart Study, a population-based… CONTINUE READING
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