Regional distribution of muscle and fat mass in men--new insight into the risk of abdominal obesity using computed tomography.


We studied 24 healthy men (25-50 years old) covering a wide range of fatness (body mass index range: 21-34 kg/m2) and fat distribution (waist/hip range: 0.75-1.06). Computed tomography scans were taken at five levels (thigh, hip, waist, arm, and liver) from which fat, muscle and bone areas were calculated. Both waist/hip and BMI were correlated with fat… (More)


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