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Normalized Subcutaneous Fat in the Abdominal Midline

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Lee et al described measuring subcutaneous fat in the midline as a measure of obesity. The normalized subcutaneous fat was selected over body mass index (BMI) because the latter is a relatively nonspecific assessment of body composition that does not directly measure adiposity. The authors are from the University of Michigan

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