Estimation of abdominal fat compartments by bioelectrical impedance: the validity of the ViScan measurement system in comparison with MRI
AuthorsThomas, E. Louise
Collins, Adam L.
Goldstone, Anthony P.
Bell, Jimmy D.
intra-abdominal adipose tissue
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AbstractAbdominal obesity, more specifically increased intra-abdominal adipose tissue, is strongly associated with increased risk of metabolic disease. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has been proposed as a potential method of determining individual abdominal fat compartments in the form of the commercially available ViScan measurement system (Tanita Corporation), but it has yet to be independently validated. The objective of this study was to analyse the validity of the ViScan to assess adult abdominal adiposity across a range of body fatness.
CitationThomas, E.L. et al (2010) 'Estimation of abdominal fat compartments by bioelectrical impedance: the validity of the ViScan measurement system in comparison with MRI'. European Journal of Clinical Nutritions 64 (5):525-33
PublisherNature Publishing Group