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Ultrasound measurements of visceral and subcutaneous abdominal thickness to predict abdominal adiposity among older men and women.

Abstract:

Accurate measures of visceral and abdominal subcutaneous fat are essential for investigating the pathophysiology of obesity. Classical anthropometric measures such as waist and hip circumference cannot distinguish between these two fat depots. Direct imaging methods such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are restricted in large-scale studies due to practical and ethical issues. We aimed to establish whether ultrasound is a valid alternative method to MRI for the quan...

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10.1038/oby.2009.309

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Journal:
Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
Volume:
18
Issue:
3
Pages:
625-631
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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EISSN:
1930-739X
ISSN:
1930-7381
URN:
uuid:61e71696-fc00-4d5f-895a-97746b824b48
Source identifiers:
126502
Local pid:
pubs:126502

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