Body Fat Distribution D050218

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Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques, and Equipment [E] » Diagnosis [E01] » Diagnostic Techniques and Procedures » Physical Examination » Body Constitution » Body Weights and Measures » Body Fat Distribution

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Chemical Phenomena [G02] » Biochemical Phenomena » Body Composition » Body Fat Distribution

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Metabolism [G03] » Body Composition » Body Fat Distribution

Phenomena and Processes [G] » Physiological Phenomena [G07] » Body Constitution » Body Composition » Body Fat Distribution

Description

Deposits of ADIPOSE TISSUE throughout the body. The pattern of fat deposits in the body regions is an indicator of health status. Excess ABDOMINAL FAT increases health risks more than excess fat around the hips or thighs, therefore, WAIST-HIP RATIO is often used to determine health risks.   MeSH

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Adiposity
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