Robust regression analysis to identify factors that are independently associated with brown-adipose-tissue activity.

<p>Robust regression analysis was performed to identify factors that are independently associated with brown-adipose-tissue (BAT, log scale). An initial robust regression model included age, sex, body mass index (BMI), visceral fat areas (VFA), subcutaneous fat areas (SFA), waist circumferences (WC), visceral/total fat areas (V/T) and log (TMN). Those variables that did not make significant contributions to the models were deleted in a stage-wise manner, yielding the final models. The final model is shown including 2 significant predictors, Log(TMN) and waist circumferences.</p>