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  • Anthropometric
  • To analyze the relationship between depression and obesity, we computed linear regression models with the anthropometric measure (BMI, WC, WHR, WHtR) as the dependent variable and life style factors, cardiovascular risk factors and psychotropic medications as potential confounders of obesity/depression. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We found that only the somatic, but not the cognitive-affective symptoms of depression are consistently positively associated with anthropometric measures of obesity. (biomedcentral.com)
  • We could demonstrate that the somatic-affective symptoms of depression rather than the cognitive-affective symptoms are strongly related to anthropometric measures. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Publications] Asayama K: 'Threshold values of visceral fat measures and their anthropometric alternatives for metabolic derangement in Japanese obese boys. (nii.ac.jp)
  • mechanism
  • The particular mechanism of cortisol involvement in the development of obesity and diabetes is not completely clear. (kon.org)
  • The mechanism of obesity development is not fully understood and it is believed to be a disorder with multiple causes. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Over the past decade, a unifying mechanism behind the pathogenesis of obesity-associated diseases has given birth to the concept of "meta-inflammation," which describes the chronic low-grade inflammatory response to obesity ( 3 ). (diabetesjournals.org)
  • body
  • RESULTS: Visceral fat area (VFA) was significantly related to hepatic steatosis assessed by CAP, whereas body mass index (BMI) was related to CAP only in univariate analysis. (yonsei.ac.kr)
  • The mean BDI score was analyzed according to the visceral adipose tissue (VAT) quartile after adjustment for age, socioeconomic variables, and body mass index (BMI). (kjfp.or.kr)
  • Although relations between obesity and somatic conditions are unambiguous [ 1 , 2 ], there is an ongoing debate about the usefulness of the Body Mass Index (BMI) as a prognostic factor for cardiovascular and metabolic disease. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Depending on how fat is distributed through your body the type of obesity changes. (slism.com)
  • Having a heavy set lower body may indicate subcutaneous obesity. (slism.com)
  • Ebal E, Cavalié H, Michaux O, Lac G, 2008 Visceral fat and total body fat mass correlate differently with hormones in rat. (springer.com)
  • However, there are different types of fat within the body - subcutaneous and visceral. (wikihow.com)
  • Visceral body fat is very harmful to your health. (wikihow.com)
  • Obesity, defined as abnormal accumulation of fat such that health is impaired, 1 is most commonly assessed using the body mass index (BMI). (bmj.com)
  • Increasing total body fat, measured by DEXA, is associated with higher mortality risk. (bmj.com)
  • These metabolites were not associated with the many obesity genes, suggesting that the genes detected so far are just picking up an increase in body size, not abnormal metabolism. (timesofmalta.com)
  • Indices of obesity can be evaluated during post- mortem examination by comparing them with the amount of body fat observed. (bmj.com)
  • mesenteric
  • Chapados N, Collin P, Imbeault P, Corriveau P, Lavoie JM, 2008 Exercise training decreases in vitro stimulated lipolysis in a visceral (mesenteric) but not in the retroperitoneal fat depot of high-fat-fed rats. (springer.com)
  • Visceral fat is composed of several adipose depots including mesenteric , epididymal white adipose tissue (EWAT) and perirenal fat . (wikipedia.org)
  • carbohydrate
  • A low carbohydrate diet has been shown to be an effective eating pattern to help reduce levels of visceral fat. (wikihow.com)
  • However, a low-calorie, moderate-carbohydrate diet along with exercise showed the best reduction in visceral fat levels. (wikihow.com)
  • The progressive impairment of carbohydrate intolerance with normal aging is generally accompanied by obesity and an increase in physical inactivity. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • predictor
  • Visceral obesity is associated with facial characteristics and chronic disease, but no studies on the best predictor of visceral obesity based on facial characteristics have been reported. (biomedcentral.com)
  • 2 However, imaging techniques have shown that fat distribution (specifically visceral fat) is a more important predictor than total fat levels. (bmj.com)
  • correlation
  • However, in a subgroup of 73 individuals, in which visceral fat mass was calculated from computed tomography scans, there was no correlation between plasma visfatin concentrations and visceral fat mass. (diabetesjournals.org)
  • measurement
  • For a better and more indicative measurement of visceral fat getting a CT scan can show you exactly how much un-solid weight you are hauling around. (slism.com)
  • And because visceral fat has a lot of implications for heart disease and metabolic diseases, maybe studies should start looking at the actual measurement of fat rather than measures that are as broad as BMI. (time.com)
  • 1 The assessment of obesity usually focuses on abdominal fatness, but the most appropriate clinical measurement of obesity has been disputed. (bmj.com)
  • diagnosis
  • For example, in the US measurements of 102cm and 89cm is used respectfully for men and women undergoing diagnosis of visceral obesity. (slism.com)
  • All measures were completed during one assessment conducted 3.1 (1.0) years post diagnosis. (biomedcentral.com)
  • Accurate diagnosis of obesity is important, not only for the individual, when misdiagnosis could lead to undertreatment or potential stigma, but also at the population and policy levels. (bmj.com)
  • contributes
  • The exact mechanisms by which obesity contributes to upper airway collapse during sleep are not completely understood. (bmj.com)
  • Either way, this new discovery will hopefully pave the way to find out ways to control weight and understanding what contributes to obesity. (babwnews.com)
  • found
  • Visceral fat, however, is a type of fat that's found in and around the organs especially in the abdominal or belly cavity. (wikihow.com)
  • Although many studies have shown the importance of genes in influencing obesity, and over a hundred specific genes have been found, they explain less than 2 per cent of why people differ in BMI, so are useless for individual prediction of future obesity. (timesofmalta.com)
  • We looked at around 1,000 blood metabolites, measured from a drop of blood plasma, and found a third were associated with increases in weight and obesity. (timesofmalta.com)
  • But even more importantly, Beaumont and her team found that the less diverse the microbiomes, the more likely the people were to have more visceral fat. (time.com)
  • The key thing we found in our work is that the associations with the microbiome are much stronger with visceral fat than with any other measure of obesity," says Beaumont. (time.com)
  • Interestingly, they found that visceral fat (the most dangerous and unhealthy kind) was less in people who had a higher diversity of microbiome and more in people with less diversity, according to a BBC report . (babwnews.com)