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The relation between visceral fat measurement and torso level--is one level better than another? The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, 1990-1992.

TitleThe relation between visceral fat measurement and torso level--is one level better than another? The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, 1990-1992.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsWarren M, Schreiner PJ, Terry JG
JournalAm J Epidemiol
Volume163
Issue4
Pagination352-8
Date Published2006 Feb 15
ISSN0002-9262
KeywordsAdiposity, Aged, Arteriosclerosis, Body Fat Distribution, Epidemiologic Studies, Female, Humans, Intra-Abdominal Fat, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Middle Aged, Residence Characteristics, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, United States
Abstract

Intraabdominal fat (IAF) area is often measured indirectly in epidemiologic studies. The authors recruited 147 participants from the second examination (1990-1992) of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study to examine IAF area and determine whether there were differences in IAF area and distribution by location. Magnetic resonance imaging was used to image four 10-mm slices between the second and fourth lumbar vertebrae by an inverse recovery method, and IAF was calculated from each image. The authors constructed gender-specific mixed models with IAF area as the outcome and the location of imaging along the torso as the independent variable, using random intercepts to account for between-person variation in IAF area. The torso location of IAF measurement was a significant predictor of IAF area in both men (p = 0.02) and women (p

DOI10.1093/aje/kwj049
Alternate JournalAm J Epidemiol
PubMed ID16410350
Grant ListN01 HC 55018 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55021 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
U01 HL075572 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55022 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55019 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55016 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55015 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
N01 HC 55020 / HC / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States