A novel cut-off for abdominal obesity derived from various anthropometric indices to predict body composition: arm fat area


ÇİÇEK B. , ÖZTÜRK A. , MAZICIOĞLU M. M. , İnanc N. , Kurtoglu S.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, vol.40, no.4, pp.515-523, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/sag-0808-37
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF MEDICAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.515-523

Abstract

Aim: Determination offal and fat-free mass is of considerable Interest in evaluation of nutritional status. The aim of the present study was to determine whether using arm fat area (A FA) is helpful in identifying abdominal obesity (waist circumference > 90(th) percentile) in Turkish children and adolescents with high risk According to AFA >= 85(th) percentile indicating overweight, we determined age- and gender-specific cut-offs from anthropometric indices