SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.30 número5Fiabilidad y validez de una version adaptada del cuestionario ambiental ALPHA para la actividad física en la juventud españolaEvaluación del estado nutricional en pacientes trasplantados renales durante 5 años de seguimiento índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




Links relacionados

  • En proceso de indezaciónCitado por Google
  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO
  • En proceso de indezaciónSimilares en Google


Nutrición Hospitalaria

versión On-line ISSN 1699-5198versión impresa ISSN 0212-1611


MARTINEZ SEGURA, Asier et al. Relationship between anthropometric variables and muscle dysmorphia in gymnasts in the province of Alicante. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2014, vol.30, n.5, pp.1125-1129. ISSN 1699-5198.

Objective: It shows a new study that examines if the anthropometric measurements can be used to classify the muscle dysmorphia (MD), in gymnasts who attend fitness room. Methodology: Gymnasts were analyzed several weights rooms of Alicante (urban area of southeastern Spain), where the measurements were 141 males aged between 18-45 years, aiming to enhance their muscle mass. We had in mind the calculation of BMI (kg/m2), the somatotype (endomorphy, mesomorphy and ectomorphy) and have been classified potential cases of muscle dysmorphia, using the Muscle appareance satisfaction escale. Results: The sample was composed of 68 normoweight; 66 overweight and 7 obese, classified as MD in a 25.0% the normoweight, 33.3% overweight and 85.7% of the obese (p=0.004). On the somatotype, the only component that presents differences between non-MD and MD is mesomorphy (p=0.024). Conclusion: Muscle dysmorphia is a concept clearly difficult psychological diagnosable using anthropometric measures. Mesomorphy is the only measure that is increased in the MD, and may be a parameter to aid in the diagnosis and follow-up to the MD. In addition, the risk of developing MD is increase with the degree of obesity.

Palabras clave : Muscle dysmorphia; Somatotype; Endomorfia; Mesomorphy and ectomorphy.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )