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Body fat distribution is more predictive of all‐cause mortality than overall adiposity

Lee SW et al.
Used Parameters : SMM, BFM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Korea

Journal : Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

Aims The relationship between directly measured body fat and all‐cause mortality has been rarely studied. The aim of this study was to evaluate the predictive significance of computed tomography (CT)‐measured body fat, including both visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area (SFA), for mortality. Methods The study included 36 656 participants who underwent abdominal CT as part of a health check‐up at a single university‐affiliated healthcare center in 2007 to 2015. Of those, 32 593 participants with data regarding vital …
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