Title

Body Fat Distribution and Resting Energy Expenditure in Obese Premenopausal Women.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-2001

Publication Source

Topics in Clinical Nutrition

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the relationship between body fat distribution and resting energy expenditure (REE) in obese women. Abdominal adiposity was determined by six different methods: waist to hip circumference ratio (WHR), sagittal diameter (SD), waist circumference, sagittal diameter/height (SD/H), visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and the conicity index (CI). REE was determined by indirect calorimetry. When age, fat free mass, and fat mass were controlled for, SD and SD/H were the only anthropometric measures to correlate with REE at r = 0.63, P < .01 and r = 0.55, P < .05, respectively.

Inclusive pages

61-69

ISBN/ISSN

0883-5691

Publisher

Aspen Publishers

Volume

16

Issue

3

Peer Reviewed

yes