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Measurements of total and regional body composition in preschool children: A comparison of MRI, DXA, and anthropometric data.

Journal article
Authors Ann-Katrine Karlsson
Joel Kullberg
Eira Stokland
Kerstin Allvin
Eva Gronowitz
Pär-Arne Svensson
Jovanna Dahlgren
Published in Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.)
Volume 21
Issue 5
Pages 1018-24
ISSN 1930-739X
Publication year 2013
Published at Institute of Clinical Sciences, Department of Pediatrics
Pages 1018-24
Language en
Subject categories Pediatrics


There are clear sex differences in the distribution of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and subcutaneous adipose tissue (SAT) in adults, with males having more VAT and less SAT than females. This study assessed whether these differences between the sexes were already present in preschool children. It also evaluated which measures of body composition were most appropriate for assessing abdominal obesity in this age group.

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