OBJECTIVE: To examine the association between cardiometabolic risk factors and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) measurements using a dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) based approach. DESIGN AND METHODS: An analysis of cross-sectional relationships between DXA VAT measured using CoreScan (GE Healthcare) and cardiometabolic indicators was conducted on a sample of 939 subjects (541 females and 398 males; average age, 56 years; average BMI, 26 kg/m2) who had previously undergone a total body DXA scan as well as measurements of key cardiometabolic risk factors. RESULTS: Sex-specific, age-adjusted multivariable regression analysis showed that for both men and women, DXA VAT was significantly associated with increased odds of hypertension, impaired fasting glucose, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes (P < 0.001). After additional model adjustment for BMI and waist circumference, the odds ratio (per SD change in VAT) for type 2 diabetes was 2.07 for women and 2.25 for men. Similarly, the odds ratio for metabolic syndrome for women was 3.46 and for men was 1.75. CONCLUSIONS: VAT measured using DXA showed a significant association with cardiometabolic risk factors and disease. These relationships persist after statistical adjustment for age, BMI, and waist circumference. DXA VAT may provide a new accessible option for quantifying VAT-related cardiometabolic risk.
Abdominal visceral fat measurement using dual-energy X-ray: Association with cardiometabolic risk factors / M.P. Rothney, A.L. Catapano, J. Xia, W.K. Wacker, C. Tidone, L. Grigore, Y. Xia, D.L. Ergun. - In: OBESITY. - ISSN 1930-7381. - 21:9(2013), pp. 1798-1802.
|Titolo:||Abdominal visceral fat measurement using dual-energy X-ray: Association with cardiometabolic risk factors|
CATAPANO, ALBERICO LUIGI (Secondo)
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore BIO/14 - Farmacologia|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.20223|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|