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The contribution of menopause to changes in body-fat distribution.
J Obstet Gynaecol Res 1999; 25(5):367-72JO

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To investigate whether menopause contributes to changes in body-fat distribution, irrespective of aging or obesity.

METHODS

The subjects were 545 premenopausal (aged 16-55 years; mean +/- standard deviation, 37.7 +/- 9.1 years) and 219 postmenopausal (aged 45-65 years, 58.0 +/- 5.0 years) women. Baseline characteristics included age, body mass index (BMI), and menopausal status (premenopause or postmenopause). The ratio of trunk fat to leg fat (trunk-leg ratio) was estimated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The trunk-leg ratio and baseline characteristics were compared between the 2 groups. In all subjects (n = 764), possible correlations between the trunk-leg ratio and the baseline characteristics were determined using univariate and multivariate analysis. In postmenopausal women, the relationship of the trunk-leg ratio to YSM or age after adjusting for BMI was investigated.

RESULTS

The trunk-leg ratio and BMI were significantly higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women. In all subjects, age and BMI were positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio (r = 0.445 and 0.587, respectively, p < 0.0001). Menopause was also positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio on univariate regression analysis (standardized regression coefficient = 0.369, p < 0.0001). On multiple regression analysis, age, BMI, and menopause were independently correlated with the trunk-leg ratio (p < 0.05). In postmenopausal women, age and YSM were positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio, independent of the BMI (p < 0.01).

CONCLUSIONS

Menopause contributes to a change in body-fat distribution, irrespective of aging or obesity.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Kagoshima University, Japan.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10533334

Citation

Ijuin, H, et al. "The Contribution of Menopause to Changes in Body-fat Distribution." The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, vol. 25, no. 5, 1999, pp. 367-72.
Ijuin H, Douchi T, Oki T, et al. The contribution of menopause to changes in body-fat distribution. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 1999;25(5):367-72.
Ijuin, H., Douchi, T., Oki, T., Maruta, K., & Nagata, Y. (1999). The contribution of menopause to changes in body-fat distribution. The Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research, 25(5), pp. 367-72.
Ijuin H, et al. The Contribution of Menopause to Changes in Body-fat Distribution. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 1999;25(5):367-72. PubMed PMID: 10533334.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The contribution of menopause to changes in body-fat distribution. AU - Ijuin,H, AU - Douchi,T, AU - Oki,T, AU - Maruta,K, AU - Nagata,Y, PY - 1999/10/26/pubmed PY - 1999/10/26/medline PY - 1999/10/26/entrez SP - 367 EP - 72 JF - The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research JO - J. Obstet. Gynaecol. Res. VL - 25 IS - 5 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether menopause contributes to changes in body-fat distribution, irrespective of aging or obesity. METHODS: The subjects were 545 premenopausal (aged 16-55 years; mean +/- standard deviation, 37.7 +/- 9.1 years) and 219 postmenopausal (aged 45-65 years, 58.0 +/- 5.0 years) women. Baseline characteristics included age, body mass index (BMI), and menopausal status (premenopause or postmenopause). The ratio of trunk fat to leg fat (trunk-leg ratio) was estimated by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry. The trunk-leg ratio and baseline characteristics were compared between the 2 groups. In all subjects (n = 764), possible correlations between the trunk-leg ratio and the baseline characteristics were determined using univariate and multivariate analysis. In postmenopausal women, the relationship of the trunk-leg ratio to YSM or age after adjusting for BMI was investigated. RESULTS: The trunk-leg ratio and BMI were significantly higher in postmenopausal women than in premenopausal women. In all subjects, age and BMI were positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio (r = 0.445 and 0.587, respectively, p < 0.0001). Menopause was also positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio on univariate regression analysis (standardized regression coefficient = 0.369, p < 0.0001). On multiple regression analysis, age, BMI, and menopause were independently correlated with the trunk-leg ratio (p < 0.05). In postmenopausal women, age and YSM were positively correlated with the trunk-leg ratio, independent of the BMI (p < 0.01). CONCLUSIONS: Menopause contributes to a change in body-fat distribution, irrespective of aging or obesity. SN - 1341-8076 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/10533334/The_contribution_of_menopause_to_changes_in_body_fat_distribution_ L2 - https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/openurl?genre=article&amp;sid=nlm:pubmed&amp;issn=1341-8076&amp;date=1999&amp;volume=25&amp;issue=5&amp;spage=367 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -