Total and visceral adipose-tissue volumes derived from measurements with computed tomography in adult men and women: Predictive equations

H. Kvist, B. Chowdhury, U. Grangard, Ulf Tylen, L. Sjostrom

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Abstract

Total and visceral adipose-tissue (AT) volumes were determined by computed tomography (CT) by a multiscan technique in 17 men and 10 women with a wide range of body weights. In these primary materials, weight, height, and various diameters, circumferences, and subcutaneous AT thicknesses of the trunk were examined for their relationships to CT-determined total and visceral AT volumes. Predictive AT equations from the primary materials wre then tested on two cross-validation groups consisting of another 7 men and 9 women. For the prediction of the total AT volume, weight/height was the superior single predictor, with errors < 11% in primary and cross-validation materials. For the prediction of visceral AT volume, simple equations based entirely on the sagittal diameter of the trunk at the L3-L5 level resulted in errors < 21% in both sexes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1351-1361
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Volume48
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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