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Adipose tissue distribution changes during rapid weight loss in obese adults.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1778658     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Changes in adipose tissue distribution as defined by the waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), were evaluated in 16 android, obese subjects (seven male and nine female) given a very low energy ketogenic diet of 1.72 MJ (411 kcal) for 4 weeks. Total weight loss was significantly greater for the males (11.2 +/- 2.5 kg) compared to females (8.3 +/- 0.8 kg); the relative weight loss however, was similar (9.9 vs 9.3 percent). Female and male losses in percent body fat and lean body mass were not significantly different. For both groups, significant (P less than 0.01) changes in waist and hip circumferences were observed; however, no significant changes were observed in WHR. These results indicate that in obese android male and female subjects, adipose tissue distribution as measured by WHR, does not change in response to rapid weight loss.
R Ross; L Léger; E B Marliss; D V Morris; R Gougeon
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of obesity     Volume:  15     ISSN:  -     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Obes     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-09     Completed Date:  1992-03-09     Revised Date:  2014-06-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703240     Medline TA:  Int J Obes     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  733-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue / anatomy & histology*
Body Composition
Body Mass Index
Diet, Reducing*
Energy Intake
Food, Formulated
Middle Aged
Obesity / diet therapy*,  pathology
Weight Loss*

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