Body Fat Distribution and Resting Energy Expenditure in Obese Premenopausal Women.
Topics in Clinical Nutrition
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.
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Olson, Kristen E.; Heiss, Cynthia J.; Hirano, Kristin M.; Brahler, C. Jayne; and Beerman, Kathy A., "Body Fat Distribution and Resting Energy Expenditure in Obese Premenopausal Women." (2001). Health and Sport Science Faculty Publications. 48.