Regional adiposity distribution and insulin resistance in young Chinese and European Australian women.

@article{Boutcher2011RegionalAD,
  title={Regional adiposity distribution and insulin resistance in young Chinese and European Australian women.},
  author={Stephen H. Boutcher and Sarah Louise Dunn and E Gail Trapp and Judith Freund},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of clinical and laboratory investigation},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 8},
  pages={653-7}
}
OBJECTIVE Lower than normal leg fat mass and excessive trunk fat mass are predictive of insulin resistance (IR) in obese women of European descent. Whether this regional adiposity relationship applies to moderately overweight women of Chinese descent is undetermined. Thus, the relationship between leg and trunk fat mass and IR of young (22.3 ± 0.3 years) sedentary Australian women of either Chinese (CW; n = 22) or European (EW; n = 36) descent was examined. MATERIAL AND METHODS Subjects… CONTINUE READING