Diabetes Alert Study: Weight history and upper body obesity in diabetic and non-diabetic Mexican American adults
Source: Annals of Human Biology, Volume 11, Number 2, Number 2/March/April 1984 , pp. 167-171(5)
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Abstract:History of adult weight gain and fat patterning is compared in Mexican American diabetics and age and sex matched non-diabetics. Diabetics differed little from non-diabetics in overall body fatness at the time of the examination. However, history of adult weight gain and current fat patterning were very different. Diabetics were heavier than non-diabetics at age 18. They subsequently gained weight faster and attained a substantially higher weight, at an earlier age, than non-diabetics. Discriminant function analysis was used to test for differences in patterning. Diabetics tend to have more trunk fat, as reflected particularly in the subscapular skinfold, and less lower extremity (leg) fat. Fat patterning in this population does not appear to be influenced by age when weight gain occurred, but is related to diabetic status, especially in women.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: March 1, 1984