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Relationship between hydration of lean body mass and visceral adipose tissue. A clinical study of women

Armellini F, Scalfi L, Zamboni M, Castelli S, Mino A, Bosello O ...see all

Int.J.Obes.Relat Metab Disord., vol. 20, issue 0307-0565 (Print) (1996) pp. 37-40

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Abstract

OBJECT: To study the relationship between hydration of lean body mass and adipose tissue location. DESIGN: Cross-sectional, clinical study of visceral adipose tissue area and total body water as a percentage of lean body mass. PATIENTS: Seventy-two adult, overweight, women, 52 pre- and 20 post-menopausal (age: 18-72 years, body mass index: 26-52). MEASUREMENTS: Total body water was obtained by electrical impedance measurement; visceral adipose tissue and lean body mass were obtained by computed tomography measurement of visceral adipose tissue area at the level of the 4th-5th lumbar vertebra. RESULTS: Visceral adipose tissue was found, by multiple regression analysis, to be the only predictor of the hydration of the lean body mass. The other independent variables: age, menopausal status, body mass index, glucose and insulin both fasting and after glucose load were not able to significantly improve the predictive power. CONCLUSION: Results of this study confirm the existence of a relationship between visceral adipose tissue content and hydration of the lean body mass

Author-supplied keywords

  • Abdomen
  • Adipose Tissue
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood
  • Blood Glucose
  • Body Composition
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Water
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Electric Impedance
  • Electrical Impedance
  • Fasting
  • Female
  • Glucose
  • Humans
  • Insulin
  • Italy
  • Middle Aged
  • Overweight
  • Postmenopause
  • Premenopause
  • Regression Analysis
  • Research
  • Tomography
  • Tomography,X-Ray Computed
  • Water
  • analysis
  • design
  • impedance
  • metabolism

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Authors

  • F Armellini

  • L Scalfi

  • M Zamboni

  • S Castelli

  • A Mino

  • O Bosello

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