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Association of the body adiposity index (BAI) with metabolic risk factors in young and older overweight and obese women

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Mario Siervo, Dr Carla Prado, Professor Bloss Stephan, Dr Jose Lara-Gallegos


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Body adiposity index (BAI) is a novel index for the assessment of percentage fat mass (FM%). We tested the association between BAI and metabolic outcomes in overweight and obese women of different ages.260 young women (24.7 +/- A 5.3 years, 31.0 +/- A 5.0 kg/m(2)) and 328 older women (66.9 +/- A 4.6 years, 34.8 +/- A 4.7 kg/m(2)) were recruited. BAI was calculated using hip circumference and height. Bioimpedance analysis was used to measure FM%. Metabolic risk was assessed using a composite z score integrating standardised measurements of fasting glucose, total cholesterol, liver enzymes and triglycerides.The association between BAI and FM% was modest in both young (r = 0.56, p < 0.001) and older (r = 0.49, p < 0.001) groups. BAI was directly associated with metabolic risk in young women (r = 0.29, p < 0.001), whereas it showed a weak, inverse association in the older group (r = -0.14, p = 0.01).BAI validity needs to be re-assessed in older individuals for better definition of its predictive accuracy.

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Author(s): Siervo M, Prado CM, Stephan BC, Lara J, Muscariello E, Nasti G, Colantuoni A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Eating and Weight Disorders - Studies on Anorexia, Bulimia and Obesity

Year: 2014

Volume: 19

Issue: 3

Pages: 397-402

Print publication date: 01/09/2014

Online publication date: 19/10/2013

ISSN (print): 1124-4909

ISSN (electronic): 1590-1262

Publisher: Springer International Publishing


DOI: 10.1007/s40519-013-0077-0


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