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Aging, Fat Metabolism, and Adiposity

Handbook of Physiology, Aging

  1. Dariush Elahi1,2,3,4,
  2. Marianne McAloon Dyke1,2,3,4,
  3. Reubin Andres1,2,3,4

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp110108

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Elahi, D., Dyke, M. M. and Andres, R. 2011. Aging, Fat Metabolism, and Adiposity. Comprehensive Physiology. 147–170.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Laboratory of Physiology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland & Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  2. 2

    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts

  3. 3

    Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland & Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

  4. 4

    Laboratory of Physiology, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and Division of Gerontology, University of Maryland & Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, Maryland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Fat Mass
    • 1.1
      Direct Methods of Measuring Fat Mass
    • 1.2
      Indirect Methods of Measuring Fat Mass
    • 1.3
      Measurement of Body Fat Distribution
    • 1.4
      Recommendations on Fat Mass Measurements
  • 2
    Adiposity and Age-Associated Diseases
    • 2.1
      Glucose Intolerance
    • 2.2
      Obesity
    • 2.3
      Serum lipoproteins and Atherosclerosis