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Body Fat Distribution MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Body Fat Distribution
Tree Number(s)
E01.370.600.115.100.062
G02.111.130.134
G03.180.134
G07.100.049.134
Unique ID
D050218
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050218
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Body Fat Patterning
Previous Indexing
Adipose Tissue (1967-2005)
See Also
Adiposity
Waist-Hip Ratio
Public MeSH Note
2006
History Note
2006
Date Established
2006/01/01
Date of Entry
2005/06/30
Revision Date
2016/05/02
Body Fat Distribution Preferred
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