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Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611


PIERNAS SANCHEZ, C. M.ª; MORALES FALO, E. M.ª; ZAMORA NAVARRO, S.  y  GARAULET AZA, M.. Study and classification of the abdominal adiposity throughout the application of the two-dimensional predictive equation Garaulet et al., in the clinical practice. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2010, vol.25, n.2, pp.270-274. ISSN 0212-1611.

Introduction: The excess of visceral abdominal adipose tissue is one of the major concerns in obesity and its clinical treatment. Objective: To apply the two-dimensional predictive equation proposed by Garaulet et al. to determine the abdominal fat distribution and to compare the results with the body composition obtained by multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis (M-BIA). Subjects/methods: We studied 230 women, who underwent anthropometry and M-BIA. The predictive equation was applied. Multivariate lineal and partial correlation analyses were performed with control for BMI and % body fat, using SPSS 15.0 with statistical significance P < 0.05. Results: Overall, women were considered as having subcutaneous distribution of abdominal fat. Truncal fat, regional fat and muscular mass were negatively associated with VA/SApredicted, while the visceral index obtained by M-BIA was positively correlated with VA/SApredicted. Discussion/Conclusion: The predictive equation may be useful in the clinical practice to obtain an accurate, costless and safe classification of abdominal obesity.

Palabras clave : Abdominal obesity; Visceral adipose tissue; Multi-frequency bioelectrical impedance analysis; Anthropometry; Truncal fat.

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