Next Slideshow Title
IMAGES PROVIDED BY:
2) Science Source
4) Science Source
8) Science Source
British Journal of Radiology: "Comparison of 3 T MRI and CT for the measurement of visceral and subcutaneous adipose tissue in humans."
CDC: "Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight," "Diabetes: Not Just Your Grandma's Diabetes," "Diabetes and Asian Americans," "Healthy Weight."
Cleveland Clinic: "Your Waist-to-Height Ratio: A Better Tool to Measure Your Health."
Current Opinion in Endocrinology & Diabetes and Obesity: "Healthy obese persons: how can they be identified and do metabolic profiles stratify risk?"
Endocrine Society: "Metabolic Risk Guideline Resources," "The Dangers Of Visceral Fat."
Harvard Health Publishing: "Taking aim at belly fat," "Abdominal fat and what to do about it," "Big thighs may be wise," "Why worry about your waistline?"
Harvard School of Public Health: "Waist Size Matters," "Abdominal Obesity Measurement Guidelines for Different Ethnic Groups."
Johns Hopkins University: "The Skinny on Visceral Fat."
Joslin Diabetes Center Asian American Diabetes Initiative: "What is Body Mass Index (BMI)?"
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "Assessing Your Weight and Health Risk," "Metabolic Syndrome."
Nutrition Journal: "The study of anthropometric estimates in the visceral fat of healthy individuals."
University of Houston Center For Wellness Without Borders: "The 3 Somatotypes."
Reviewed by Melinda Ratini, DO, MS on October 11, 2019
This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.
THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.