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Body Fat Distribution

"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, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Body Fat Distribution" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Body Fat Distribution" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 115 publications over 15 distinct years, with a maximum of 17 publications in 2011
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