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ea0029p1234 | Obesity | ICEECE2012

How informative is visceral fat measurement by bioelectrical impedance?

Mousa U. , Kut A. , Bozkus Y. , Cicek Demir C. , Anil C. , Bascil Tutuncu N.

Although obesity is a powerful risk factor for developing metabolic syndrome (MetS), it is not present in all obese individuals. Increased visceral adipose tissue is the hallmark of this syndrome. In this cross sectional survey abdominal bioelectrical impedence was used to measure the visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and trunk fat percentages (TF%) in participants. A total of 286 patients (196 female and 90 males) were enrolled in the study. In both sexes VAT was significantly po...

ea0029p1267 | Obesity | ICEECE2012

Is fat mass index superior to total fat mass percentage in predicting the metabolic syndrome?

Bozkus Y. , Kut A. , Mousa U. , Demir C. , Anil C. , Tutuncu N.

Aim: We aimed to compare the cut off values, defined to express the excess total body fat (TBF) percentange and increased fat mass index (FMI) as predictors of metabolic syndrome (MS).Subjects and methods: A total of 162 obese (body mass index (BMI) >30 kg/m2) subjects’ TBF were measured by ‘Tanita TBF 300 Body Composition Analyzer’. Patients were divided into two groups called normal obese (NO) and fatty obese (FO) accordin...

ea0029p1651 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

Evaluation of health related quality of life and general symptoms in Hashimoto's thyroiditis: are factors other than thyroid function effective? Analysis of preliminary results

Anil C. , Kut A. , Demir C. , Mousa U. , Bozkus Y. , Bascil Tutuncu N.

Introduction: Factors affecting health related quality of life (HRQOL) in Hashimoto’s thyroiditis (HT) are controversial and research on the topic is limited. This study aimed to evaluate the factors that may affect HRQOL and admitting symptoms in a group of patients with HT.Methods: For the evaluation of HRQOL, SF-36, Beck anxiety scale and Beck depression scale were performed on subsequent 57 cases with HT admitting to outpatient clinic of Endocri...