Sex- and menopause-associated changes in body-fat distribution.

  title={Sex- and menopause-associated changes in body-fat distribution.},
  author={C J Ley and Belinda Lees and John C Stevenson},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  volume={55 5},
We investigated sex- and menopause-related differences in body composition and regional fat distribution, using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) in nonobese healthy volunteers. Men (n = 103) had a 50% greater lean tissue mass (P less than 0.001) but a 13% lower fat mass (P less than 0.001) than the women (n = 131). Postmenopausal (n = 70) women had a 20% greater fat mass (P less than 0.001) than premenopausal (n = 61) women. The proportion of android (upper body) fat was greatest in men… 

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