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  1. Ten-year changes in the obesity, abdominal adiposity, and serum lipoprotein cholesterol measures of Western Samoan men.

    Article - En anglais

    Previously reported associations between abdominal adiposity and coronary heart disease (CHD) may be mediated through serum lipids.

    In the present longitudinal study, 43 Western Samoan men who participated in a 1982 study were recontacted for a second determination of anthropometric and serum lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

    The men showed dramatic increases in weight (mean change ± SD : 10.5 ± 8.8 kg), abdominal circumference (10.0 ± 7.6 cm), total cholesterol (49.5 ± 26.4 mg/dl), and non-HDL cholesterol (53.1 ± 26.6 mg/dl).

    A new indicator was used to estimate changes in abdominal adiposity : the residual from the regression of change in the abdominal circumference on change in body weight (the AR).

    The AR was significantly correlated with changes in total (r=0.38) and non-HDL cholesterol (r=0.39).

    Changes in HDL cholesterol were correlated with changes in weight only (r=-0.37).

    These bivariate relations remained significant in multiple linear regression analyses.

    These longitudinal results are the first to suggest changes in abdominal adiposity are related to changes in total and non-HDL cholesterol levels.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Obésité, Tissu adipeux, Abdomen, Cholestérol, Epidémiologie, Homme, Etude longitudinale, Anthropométrie, Biométrie corporelle, Lipide, Samoa, Polynésie, Océanie, Etat nutritionnel, Trouble nutrition

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Obesity, Adipose tissue, Abdomen, Cholesterol, Epidemiology, Human, Follow up study, Anthropometry, Corporal biometry, Lipids, Samoa, Polynesia, Oceania, Nutritional status, Nutrition disorder

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    Cote : 96-0055603

    Code Inist : 002B22B. Création : 199608.