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Measuring abdominal adipose tissue: comparison of simpler methods with MRI.

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OBJECTIVE: This cross-sectional study compares the relationship of visceral and total abdominal adipose tissue (VAT and TAAT) measurements obtained with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and a range of 'simpler' techniques suitable for field or bedside use: BMI, waist circumference (WC), bioelectrical impedance (BIA) devices and dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA). METHOD: 120 participants were recruited, stratified by gender and BMI (20 men and 20 women within each group: lean, overweight and obe...

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10.1159/000324546

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Journal:
Obesity facts
Volume:
4
Issue:
1
Pages:
9-15
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1662-4033
ISSN:
1662-4025
URN:
uuid:0ae75416-b248-4f32-8c14-7727039205d6
Source identifiers:
417953
Local pid:
pubs:417953

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