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Body Fat Distribution

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.

Year introduced: 2006

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Tree Number(s): E01.370.600.115.100.062, G02.111.130.134, G03.180.134, G07.100.049.134

MeSH Unique ID: D050218

Entry Terms:

  • Distribution, Body Fat
  • Fat Distribution, Body
  • Body Fat Patterning
  • Fat Patterning, Body
  • Patterning, Body Fat

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