Cutoff and target values for intra-abdominal fat area for prevention of metabolic disorders in pre- and post-menopausal obese women before and after weight reduction

Ryosuke Shigematsu, Tomohiro Okura, Syuzo Kumagai, Yuko Kai, Teruo Hiyama, Haruka Sasaki, Hitoshi Amagai, Kiyoji Tanaka

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    Abstract

    Background: The Japan Society for the Study of Obesity originally proposed a cutoff value of >100cm2 for the intra-abdominal fat area (IFA) as a definition for "visceral fat obesity" in Japanese adults. There are no studies on the cutoff or target values after weight reduction in pre- and post-menopausal women. Methods and Results: In the present study 149 pre-menopausal obese women (PreM, 43.3 years, 27.3kg/m2) and 58 post-menopausal women (PostM, 53.9 years, 27.7kg/m2) participated in a 14-week weight reduction program. The IFA was measured by computed tomography. The program induced significant reductions in body weight (8.6 kg in PreM and 7.8 kg in PostM). The IFA decreased significantly from 80.4±41.3 to 50.7±23.8 (PreM) and from 115.4±38.0 to 75.7±30.5 (PostM). Conclusions: The receiver-operating characteristic curve analyses revealed that the appropriate cutoff values were 80cm2 (PreM) and 110cm2 (PostM) before the program, and after the program the appropriate target values were determined as 60 and 70cm2, respectively.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)110-114
    Number of pages5
    JournalCirculation Journal
    Volume70
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2006

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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