BIO Web Conf.
Volume 49, 2022The 3rd International Symposium on Global Physiology 2022 (ISGP 2022)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Published online||05 July 2022|
Comparison of Simple Tools For Measurement Of Obesity With Anthropometric Examination As A Predictor Of Metabolic Syndrome
Faculty of Medicine, Ganesha University of Education, Bali, Indonesia
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Visceral fat shows a stronger relationship with the incidence of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk than subcutaneous fat tissue. Visceral fat inhibits the action of adiponectin, so the body produces more fat than what we need. This study aims to compare simple tools for measuring obesity and visceral fat as predictors of metabolic syndrome. This research was a cross-sectional study with a sample of 50 subjects, the type of research was comparative and correlational. The variables in this study were bioelectric impedance analysis (BIA), skinfold thickness (ST), body mass index (BMI), waist circumference (WC), and waist-hip ratio (WHR) results. Data were analyzed with paired t-test and Pearson correlation test. There was a significant difference in body fat examination using BIA with ST (p=0.000). Body fat examination using BIA correlates with BMI, WC, and WHR (p=0.000). On the other hand, body fat examination using ST correlates with BMI and WC (p=0.000) but not with WHR (p=0.151). In conclusion, BIA and ST measurements were different, however, there was a significant correlation between BIA and ST. Body fat examination results of both BIA and ST correlate with other anthropometric examinations, except between ST and WHR.
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