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Changes in maternal abdominal subcutaneous fat layers using ultrasound: A longitudinal study

Kennedy, N.J.; Quinton, A.E.; Brown, Chris S B; Peek, Michael; Benzie, R; Nanan, Ralph


Background: Abdominal adiposity and subcutaneous fat (SF), an important endocrine organ for health outcomes, can be divided into two layers, superficial (SSAT) and deep subcutaneous adipose tissue (DSAT) each with a different histological and metabolic function. The aim was to investigate longitudinal changes in maternal abdominal SF thickness and its layers throughout pregnancy and post-partum within body mass index (BMI) categories. Methods: A prospective longitudinal study of 214 women was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Obesity Research and Clinical Practice
DOI: 10.1016/j.orcp.2017.10.003


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