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Counterintuitive relationship between visceral fat and all‐cause mortality in an elderly A sian population

Eun Shil Hong
Used Parameters : BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2015

Country : Korea

Journal : Obesity

Objective Abdominal obesity is considered to be a risk factor for mortality. However, recent studies indicate that overweight may be negatively associated with mortality (“obesity paradox”). The relationships between mortality and various obesity markers in an elderly Asian cohort were evaluated. Methods Subjects of the Korean Longitudinal Study on Health and Aging (KLoSHA)(n= 1000, age≥ 65 years) were included. The visceral fat area (VFA) and subcutaneous fat area (SFA) were measured using computed tomography. Results A …
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