The Study on Correlation between Abdominal Fat Area and Obesity Index, Metabolic Syndrome Components in Obese Adult Women

복부지방면적과 비만지표, 대사증후군 구성요소와의 상관성 연구

  • Ki, Sung-Hoon (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University) ;
  • Ye, Sung Ae (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University) ;
  • Song, Yun Kyung (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University)
  • 기성훈 (가천대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 예성애 (가천대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 송윤경 (가천대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2016.01.17
  • Accepted : 2016.01.22
  • Published : 2016.01.31


Objectives The waist circumference has been known as an obesity index reflecting the visceral fat. This study was conducted to investigate the obesity index of what can be predicted visceral fat obesity. Methods 121 test subjects who have $BMI{\geq}30$ or BMI 27~29.9 with having more than one high blood pressure, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia were gathered in the Gachon University Korean medical hospital. The relationship between obesity index, the abdominal fat area, and the metabolic syndrome component analyzed using Pearson correlation analysis. The obesity indices, that are largely used in clinics such as waist circumference (WC), HC (hip circumference), body mass index (BMI), waist-hip ratio (WHR) and waist-height ratio (WHtR). Total fat area (TFA), visceral fat area (VFA), subcutaneous area (SFA) and visceral fat/subcutaneous fat ratio (VSR) that was measured from CT. Results 1. Total fat area (TFA) was positively correlated WC, BMI, HC. 2. The subcutaneous fat area (SFA) was positively correlated HC, WC, BMI. 3. The visceral fat area (VFA) did not show a strong correlation with obesity indicators. Conclusions It was found indices of obesity and visceral fat area is a high correlation. BMI, WC was the obesity index showed a high correlation as the SFA, TFA.


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