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In the study, researchers classified participants according to their body mass index (BMI), which is a measure of total body fat and is calculated by dividing a person's weight in kilograms by their height in meters squared.
The abdominal fat pad is a reliable parameter for judging total body fat content because it is linked directly to total body fat content in avian species (Becker et al.
Measurements taken at the seven-year visit included not only height and weight but also total body fat, abdominal fat, lean body mass, and waist and hip circumferences - measurements that may more accurately reflect cardio-metabolic health risks than BMI alone.
It has been convincingly demonstrated that even after accounting for total body fat mass, premenopausal women have a lower ratio of VAT to total body fat than men.
2]], total body fat [%], visceral fat [reference value: 1-12= healthy level, 13-49=excess level], fat free mass [kg], resting heart rate [beats x [min.
BMI is an indicator (but not a direct measure) of a person's total body fat.
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article was to determine the relationships among total body fat, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), fat cell size (FCS), ectopic fat deposition in liver (intrahepatic lipid [IHL]) and muscle (intramyocellular lipid [IMCL]), and insulin sensitivity index (S(i)) in healthy overweight, glucose-tolerant subjects and the effects of calorie restriction by diet alone or in conjunction with exercise on these variables.
What's more, adds Davy, "you may have reductions in abdominal fat even when you don't necessarily observe large changes in total body fat.