Waist circumference and abdominal adipose tissue distribution: influence of age and sex.

@article{Kuk2005WaistCA,
  title={Waist circumference and abdominal adipose tissue distribution: influence of age and sex.},
  author={Jennifer L Kuk and Sojung Lee and Steven B. Heymsfield and Robert Ross},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2005},
  volume={81 6},
  pages={1330-4}
}
BACKGROUND The influence of age and sex on the distribution of abdominal adipose tissue for a given waist circumference (WC) is unclear. OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate the influence of age and sex on total (TAAT), visceral (VAT), and abdominal subcutaneous (ASAT) adipose tissue for a given WC. DESIGN Body composition was assessed by whole-body magnetic resonance imaging in 147 younger men (< 50 y), 83 older men, 171 younger (premenopausal) women, and 80 older (postmenopausal… CONTINUE READING

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