Despite numerous reports that abdominal obesity is related to disease risk, the study of body-fat distribution remains a largely empirical science.
Elucidation of the pathophysiologic linkage between abdominal obesity and disease would be better served by generating hypotheses and testing them-the process of deductive science.
Physiologists have proposed that adipose tissue of the intra-abdominal compartment (that drained by the portal vein) contributes strongly to atherosclerosis.
If this is so, then the volume of the intra-abdominal fat depot might be better correlated with disease states than a less specific anthropometric index such as the waist-to-hip girth ratio.
Mots-clés Pascal : Distribution, Obésité, Anthropométrie, Tissu adipeux, Abdomen, Epidémiologie, Etat nutritionnel, Biométrie corporelle, Critère, Trouble nutrition
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Distribution, Obesity, Anthropometry, Adipose tissue, Abdomen, Epidemiology, Nutritional status, Corporal biometry, Criterion
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Code Inist : 002B30A01A1. Création : 199406.