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Table 2 Correlation of head fat with anthropological metabolic variables and fat distribution

From: Head fat is a novel method of measuring metabolic disorder in Chinese obese patients

  Head fat
Men Women
r p-value r p-value
Body weight, kg 0.540 0.014 0.607 <0.001
BMI, kg/m 2 0.605 0.005 0.500 <0.001
NC, cm 0.667 0.003 −0.026 0.874
WC, cm 0.636 0.005 0.557 <0.001
HC, cm 0.637 0.004 0.415 0.008
Visceral index 0.699 0.001 0.568 <0.001
BM, kcal 0.599 0.007 0.623 <0.001
FPG, mmol/l 0.183 0.468 0.201 0.191
Fasting insulin, uU/ml 0.303 0.236 0.397 0.008
Fasting CP, ng/ml 0.496 0.051 0.396 0.010
TCH, mmol/l −0.034 0.904 0.178 0.265
TG, mmol/l 0.264 0.341 0.153 0.225
HDL-C, mmol/l −0.517 0.071 −0.235 0.138
LDL-C, mmol/l 0.346 0.298 0.200 0.211
FFA, mmol/l −0.349 0.222 0.064 0.689
UA, umol/L 0.635 0.036 0.455 0.003
Upper limbs fat, g 0.502 0.024 0.533 <0.001
Trunk fat, g 0.546 0.013 0.420 0.004
Lower limbs fat, g 0.436 0.055 0.133 0.387
Total limbs fat, g 0.501 0.024 0.280 0.060
Total fat except head, g 0.581 0.007 0.386 0.008
Total fat, g 0.612 0.004 0.425 0.003
  1. For list of abbreviations, see Table 1.
  2. p-values < 0.05 were considered significant.