Superiority of skinfold measurements and waist over waist-to-hip ratio for determination of body fat distribution in a population-based cohort of Caucasian Dutch adults.

@article{Ketel2007SuperiorityOS,
  title={Superiority of skinfold measurements and waist over waist-to-hip ratio for determination of body fat distribution in a population-based cohort of Caucasian Dutch adults.},
  author={Iris J G Ketel and Mariken N M Volman and Jacob C. Seidell and Coen D A Stehouwer and Jos W R Twisk and Cornelis B Lambalk},
  journal={European journal of endocrinology},
  year={2007},
  volume={156 6},
  pages={655-61}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine which anthropometric measurement is the most reliable alternative for fat distribution as measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). DESIGN Population-based survey carried out in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. SUBJECTS AND METHODS A total of 376 individuals (200 women) with a mean age of 36.5 years and mean body mass index (BMI) of 24.0 (+/-3.1) kg/m2 underwent various anthropometric and DXA measurements of central (CFM) and peripheral fat mass (PFM… CONTINUE READING
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