Journal Highlight: Estimation of visceral fat in 9 to 13‐year‐old girls using dual‐energy x‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) and anthropometry

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  • Published: Sep 10, 2018
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Dual x-ray absorptiometry with and without anthropometry were used to estimate visceral fat in young girls, the combination proving to give more accurate results.

Estimation of visceral fat in 9 to 13‐year‐old girls using dual‐energy x‐ray absorptiometry (DXA) and anthropometry

Obesity Science & Practice, 2018, online
V. Lee, R. Blew, M. Hetherington‐Rauth, D. Blew, J.‐P. Galons, T. Hagio, J. Bea, T. Lohman, S. Going

Abstract: Accumulation of visceral fat (VF) in children increases the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes and measurement of visceral fat in children using computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is expensive. Dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) may provide a low cost alternative. This study aims to determine if DXA VF estimates can accurately estimate VF in young girls, determine if adding anthropometry would improve the estimate and determine if other DXA fat measures, with and without anthropometry, could be used to estimate VF in young girls. VF was measured at lumbar intervertebral sites (L1-L2, L2-L3, L3-L4, L4-L5) using 3.0T MRI on 32 young girls (mean age 11.3±1.3yrs). VF was estimated using the GE CoreScan application. Measurement of DXA android and total body fat were performed. Weight, height and waist circumference (WC) measurements were also obtained. WC and body mass index (BMI) were both strongly correlated with MRI, although WC was the best anthropometric covariate. Percent fat (%fat) variables had the strongest correlation and did best in regression models. DXA %VF (GE CoreScan) and DXA android %fat and total body %fat accounted for 65% to 74% of the variation in MRI VF. WC predicted MRI VF almost as well as DXA estimates in this population and a combination of WC and DXA fat improves the predictability of VF. DXA VF estimate was improved by the addition of WC, however, DXA android % fat with WC was better at predicting MRI VF

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