Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fat

20:00 EDT 19 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics) Abdominal obesity, or fat that accumulates around one's stomach and abdomen, has long been considered to pose a high health risk in individuals. Hence, measurement of abdominal fat helps predict propensity to disorders caused by excess weight in the abdominal area. In a paper publishing next week in the SIAM Journal on Imaging Sciences, researchers propose a new technique to evaluate abdominal obesity by estimating the thickness of subcutaneous fat.

Original Article: Diagnosing obesity by mathematically estimating abdominal fat


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