"Body Fat Distribution" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Deposits of ADIPOSE TISSUE throughout the body. The pattern of fat deposits in the body regions is an indicator of health status. Excess ABDOMINAL FAT increases health risks more than excess fat around the hips or thighs, therefore, WAIST-HIP RATIO is often used to determine health risks.
|Body Fat Distribution
- Body Fat Distribution
- Distribution, Body Fat
- Fat Distribution, Body
- Body Fat Patterning
- Fat Patterning, Body
- Patterning, Body Fat
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