Abdominal Obesity - Science topic
A condition of having excess fat in the abdomen. Abdominal obesity is typically defined as waist circumferences of 40 inches or more in men and 35 inches or more in women. Abdominal obesity raises the risk of developing disorders, such as diabetes, hypertension and METABOLIC SYNDROME X.
Questions related to Abdominal Obesity
I am working on Systems Biology study of a disease, Metabolic Syndrome. I need omics data including Genomics, Metablomics, Microbiomics and Proteiomics to study the molecular level interaction of the disease. I need following help:
1. Can anyone help any data repository?
2. As the disease is a cluster of some risk factors like Hypertension, obesity, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, dislipidemia. Should I search dataset for each risk factor separately?
3. Dataset should be in raw form or should I go for different data models?
Is there any association between the parameters?
Are the statistical findings backing them?
What are the associated risk factors?
What has been done so far about the topic and what has not been done which can be done?
I want to determine the relative amount of omental fat to abdominal fat accurately in human subjects and correlate these with a blood biomarkers. Would MRI or Tomography be better for this measure?
What are the best ways to develop the Waist Circumference cut point for sub-Saharan Africans? I understand that the current clinical definition of obesity for sub-Saharan Africa according to the IDF is by using the European Waist Circumference cut point.
38 year old man, Hotelier by profession (desk job) whose BMI is 87. He has no comorbid factors. He has had the same BMI for over 8 years and wants to reduce his weight, in particular in the hanging abdominal apron.
I have come across conflicting reports in regards to using PBS in adipose tissue processing for flow cytometry. Please share your experiences with using PBS for transporting and processing of human adipose tissue samples.