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Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women.

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    • Abstract:
      OBJECTIVE: To identify the best predictor among waist circumference, waist to hip ratio (WHR), weight and body mass index (BMI) of visceral obesity across 8.5-10.8y. We also examined whether changes in waist across the study period co-occur with changes in psychosocial distress or quality of life, and tested whether action levels of waist (level I < 80 cm, level 1-2:80-87.9 cm, level 2 ≥ 88 cm) differentiate between women with varying levels of psychosocial distress and quality of life. SUBJECTS AND MEASUREMENTS: Visceral adipose tissue (VAT) was determined by computerized-tomography at the L4-L5 disc space, and waist circumference, WHR, weight and BMI by anthropometric techniques in a populationbased sample of postmenopausal Healthy Women Study participants. Psychosocial distress and quality of life were assessed by standardized tests of personality and behavior. The n varied from 120-345, depending on the research question. RESULTS: Waist circumference was superior over the other anthropometric measures in predicting VAT accounting for 40.1-63.5% of the variance in VAT over the study period (P<0.001). Associations between symptoms of depression, anxiety or distress, Iow levels of social support or impaired quality of life with waist circumference were cross-sectional (P < 0.04), with lower levels of distress and less impaired daily functioning being characteristic to women at the action level I relative to levels 1 -2 or 2. Increasing anger over time was associated longitudinally with increasing waist circumference (P < 0.03). CONCLUSIONS: Identification of healthy women with large waist circumferences is important for prevention and intervention of poor quality of life and chronic disease. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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    • ISSN:
      0307-0565
    • Accession Number:
      8853130
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      RÄIKKÖNEN, K.; MATTHEWS, K. A.; KULLER, L. H. Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, [s. l.], v. 23, n. 8, p. 775, 1999. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130. Acesso em: 19 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Räikkönen K, Matthews KA, Kuller LH. Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders. 1999;23(8):775. Accessed September 19, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130
    • APA:
      Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K. A., & Kuller, L. H. (1999). Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 23(8), 775.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Räikkönen, K, K A Matthews, and L H Kuller. 1999. “Anthropometric and Psychosocial Determinants of Visceral Obesity in Healthy Postmenopausal Women.” International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders 23 (8): 775. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130.
    • Harvard:
      Räikkönen, K., Matthews, K. A. and Kuller, L. H. (1999) ‘Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women’, International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, 23(8), p. 775. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130 (Accessed: 19 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Räikkönen, K, Matthews, KA & Kuller, LH 1999, ‘Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women’, International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, vol. 23, no. 8, p. 775, viewed 19 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Räikkönen, K., et al. “Anthropometric and Psychosocial Determinants of Visceral Obesity in Healthy Postmenopausal Women.” International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders, vol. 23, no. 8, Aug. 1999, p. 775. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Räikkönen, K, K A Matthews, and L H Kuller. “Anthropometric and Psychosocial Determinants of Visceral Obesity in Healthy Postmenopausal Women.” International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders 23, no. 8 (August 1999): 775. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Räikkönen K, Matthews KA, Kuller LH. Anthropometric and psychosocial determinants of visceral obesity in healthy postmenopausal women. International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders [Internet]. 1999 Aug [cited 2020 Sep 19];23(8):775. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=a9h&AN=8853130