Japanese men have larger areas of visceral adipose tissue than Caucasian men in the same levels of waist circumference in a population-based study

T. Kadowaki, A. Sekikawa, K. Murata, H. Maegawa, T. Takamiya, T. Okamura, A. El-Saed, N. Miyamatsu, D. Edmundowicz, Y. Kita, K. Sutton-Tyrrell, L. H. Kuller, H. Ueshima

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Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is an independent risk factor for metabolic and cardiovascular disorders. There has been no study that demonstrated different abdominal fat distribution between Asian and Caucasian men. As the Japanese are less obese but more susceptible to metabolic disorders than Caucasians, they may have larger VAT than Caucasians at similar levels of obesity. We compared the abdominal fat distribution of the Japanese (n=239) and Caucasian-American (n=177) men aged 40-49 years in groups stratified by waist circumference in a population-based sample. We obtained computed tomography images and determined areas of VAT and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT). We calculated VAT to SAT ratio (VSR). The Japanese men had a larger VAT and VSR in each stratum, despite substantially less obesity overall. In multiethnic studies, difference in abdominal fat distribution should be considered in exploring factors related to obesity.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1163-1165
ページ数3
ジャーナルInternational Journal of Obesity
30
発行部数7
DOI
出版物ステータスPublished - 2006 7 14
外部発表Yes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

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    Kadowaki, T., Sekikawa, A., Murata, K., Maegawa, H., Takamiya, T., Okamura, T., El-Saed, A., Miyamatsu, N., Edmundowicz, D., Kita, Y., Sutton-Tyrrell, K., Kuller, L. H., & Ueshima, H. (2006). Japanese men have larger areas of visceral adipose tissue than Caucasian men in the same levels of waist circumference in a population-based study. International Journal of Obesity, 30(7), 1163-1165. https://doi.org/10.1038/sj.ijo.0803248