Indirect measures of relative adiposity
or fatness include waist, hip and other girth measurements, skinfold thickness, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), and indices derived from measured height and weight such as body mass index (BMI), the ponderal index (weight/[height.
is fat stored in the abdomen and around the vital organs.
Moreover, some recent studies have reported positive associations between maternal PFAS concentrations during pregnancy and offspring body weight, waist circumference, and other indicators of adiposity
in childhood and early adulthood (Braun et al.
THERE IS STRONG EVIDENCE LINKING adiposity
to esophageal adenocarcinoma, multiple myeloma, and cancer of the colon, rectum, biliary tract, pancreas, endometrium, kidney, and postmenopausal breast, according to the authors of an umbrella review published in the Feb.
Body dissatisfaction and the wish for different silhouette is associated with higher adiposity
and fat intake in female ballet dancers than male.
The study authors report: "The greatest reductions in mortality risk were observed between the 2 lowest activity groups across levels of general and abdominal adiposity
, which suggests that efforts to encourage even small increases in activity in inactive individuals may be beneficial to public health.
Furthermore, we need to know the mechanisms linking maternal adiposity
to adverse offspring and next generation outcomes in order to develop preventive interventions.
Obesity is characterized by a significant increase of adiposity
(Nishimura et al.
While some epidemiological studies show that prenatal or childhood phthalate exposures are associated with child adiposity
(Braun 2016), prior results are inconsistent, inferences about childhood exposures are limited by cross-sectional designs (Boas et al.
Objective: This study investigated the relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF) and adiposity
in young adults.
A similar link has already been noted between obesity and elevated levels of inflammatory biomarkers, including CRP, among people in the general population, indicating that adiposity
can skew the test results of these biomarkers and suggest that inflammatory disease is more severe than it actually is.
Although the researchers found no association between maternal urinary BPA during pregnancy and their offspring's birth weight or body mass index at ages five and seven, they did observe an association to adiposity
measures: percentage of body fat, fat mass index (fat mass/height), and waist circumference.