Practical approach for estimation of subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue
2007 (English)In: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging, ISSN 1475-0961, E-ISSN 1475-097X, Vol. 27, no 3, 148-153 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Objectives: The first objective was to investigate the correlations between anthropometrical measurements and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in two cohorts differing in age using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as reference. A second objective was to investigate the potential usage of abdominal diameters in practical estimation of adipose tissue compartments using these cohorts. Methods: Measurements of body mass index, waist circumference, sagittal abdominal diameter (sagittal AD) and transverse abdominal diameter (transverse AD) were obtained from 336 volunteers of age 14-70 years. Manual measurements of VAT and SAT from single slice MRI at the L4-L5 level were used as reference. The abdominal diameters were measured from the MR images. Linear correlations between the anthropometrical measurements and the reference were studied. Results: Sagittal AD showed the strongest correlation to VAT (r > 0·780, P<0·0001) and transverse AD was found to give information about the amount of SAT (r > 0·866, P<0·0001). The ellipse spanned by the sagittal AD and the transverse AD was strongly correlated to the total amount of adipose tissue (r ≥ 0·962 P<0·0001). Conclusion: Strong correlations were found between sagittal and transverse abdominal diameters, assessed using MRI, and VAT and SAT, respectively. These results suggest the use of abdominal diameters in practical estimations of VAT and SAT depots.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. Vol. 27, no 3, 148-153 p.
Anthropometry, Elliptical approximation, Magnetic resonance imaging, Sagittal abdominal diameter, Subcutaneous adipose tissue, Transverse abdominal diameter, Visceral adipose tissue
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-95584DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-097X.2007.00728.xISI: 000245674300004PubMedID: 17445065OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-95584DiVA: diva2:169863