The distribution of subcutaneous and internal fat in man.


Total body fat mass was estimated in 25 women and 21 men from densitometry. All subjects were apparently healthy. Subcutaneous fat mass was calculated by measuring subcutaneous fat thickness at 12 sites using A-mode ultrasound. The proportion of fat situated subcutaneously (PFSS) was found to vary considerably between individuals (range 0.50-0.97 in the… (More)


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