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  • Overweight
  • According to the most recent Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-2009), about 62.1% of the adult population is overweight (body mass index [BMI] ≥ 25 kg/m 2 ) and 24.3% is obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m 2 ). (cmaj.ca)
  • correlations
  • Results revealed significant negative correlations for both BMI and waist circumference where regional gray matter effects were largest within the hypothalamus and further encompassed prefrontal, anterior temporal and inferior parietal cortices, and the cerebellum. (nih.gov)
  • While associations were similar for both BMI and waist circumference for males, females showed more extensive correlations for waist circumference. (nih.gov)
  • Although CRP levels were associated with plasma insulin levels measured in the fasting state and after a 75-g oral glucose load, no significant correlations were found with plasma lipoprotein levels. (ahajournals.org)
  • risk
  • The National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) states that women with waist-hip ratios of more than 0.8, and men with more than 1.0, are at increased health risk because of their fat distribution. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2. Physicians are advised to measure the circumference of the waist, associated with abdominal fat, which is itself a sign of disease risk. (herald-mail.com)
  • If a man's waist measures more than 40 inches, and a woman's is more than 35 inches, it means an increased risk if their BMI is between 25 and 34.9. (herald-mail.com)
  • therefore
  • We therefore investigated the effects of both BMI and waist circumference on local gray matter volumes in a group of 115 healthy subjects screened to exclude physical or mental disorders that might affect the central nervous system. (nih.gov)
  • The stress hormone cortisol is regulated by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and has been associated with higher levels of abdominal fat and therefore a higher WHR. (wikipedia.org)
  • Therefore, we explored the relationship between abdominal subcutaneous and visceral AT accumulation and plasma CRP levels and examined their associations with glucose tolerance as well as with plasma insulin and lipoprotein concentrations in a sample of 159 men. (ahajournals.org)
  • adult
  • Unlike the fat that lies just beneath the abdominal wall, forming skin folds or "love handles," internal fat located in and around the abdominal organs may actually be more damaging, predisposing children to adult diseases. (eurekalert.org)
  • distribution
  • While all participants had similar fat distribution patterns with a predominance of fat in the tissue of the abdominal wall, the total amount of fat tissue varied. (eurekalert.org)
  • Weight
  • This study aimed to assess changes in upper airway size and regional facial and abdominal fat with weight loss and their association with OSA improvement. (bmj.com)
  • For the 82 cases with body mass index between 20 and 30 r was 0.81 for body weight, 0.80 for body mass index, and 0.91 for hip circumference. (bmj.com)
  • Research shows that people with "apple-shaped" bodies (with more weight around the waist) face more health risks than those with "pear-shaped" bodies who carry more weight around the hips. (wikipedia.org)
  • Information on home-based weight-related behaviors (individual eating and screen time behaviors, parent influences including rules and home environment factors) were measured using established short questions, with parental proxy reporting for children in up to grade 4, and self-report for students in grades 6, 8 and 10. (springer.com)
  • levels
  • DNA methylation levels in white blood cells were measured by microarray (450K). (edu.au)
  • In practice, diagnosis is based on easily measurable parameters: fat accumulation around the waist, blood pressure, levels of key lipids, and levels of glucose. (blogspot.com)
  • criterion
  • In Paper III , the validity of a wrist-worn triaxial accelerometer was assessed in 32 pregnant and 74 non-pregnant women using double-labeled water method (DLW) as the criterion measure. (diva-portal.org)
  • increase
  • 95%CI 1.04 to 5.54) and continuous (OR = 2.07, 95%CI 1.43 to 2.98 for 5 cm increase of waist). (bmj.com)
  • marker
  • Abdominal fat is a marker of visceral fat (stored around important internal organs such as the liver, pancreas and intestines) and has greater blood flow and more receptors for cortisol than peripheral fat. (wikipedia.org)