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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...