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Singaporean researchers find distribution of abdominal fat in babies differ between ethnicities
 

Singaporean researchers find distribution of abdominal fat in babies differ between ethnicities

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A study involving 333 newborns in Singapore from the GUSTO birth cohort revealed a significant disparity in the distribution of abdominal fat between ethnicities – with Indian and Malay babies having higher volumes of adipose tissue.
 
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31 Jan 2017 - General
 
Tarah Cadiz Thank you for adding more information for discussion in this topic. The lifestyle of different countries also play a role in the abdominal fat levels of mothers and babies. On the topic of being overweight despite having lean tissue mass, BMI is an unreliable parameter for muscular people since muscle is heavier as it is composed mainly of water. The more appropriate tool for measuring fitness in this...
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I agree with Mark Edmon Tan , and as well as these babies grow up, it would still differ in body fat distribution since each cuisine has different methods of cooking-- at least for the majority of its cuisine. Lifestyle growing up would also be a contributing factor to this.

I've read of a different study regarding the similarities of BMI of different ethnicities, however with difference in lean body...
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