Comparison Between Two Methods of Bioelectrical Impedance Analyses for Measuring Abdominal Visceral Fat Tissue

Hidetaka Hamasaki, Yasuteru Hamasaki


Background: The assessment of visceral adiposity is essential for the management of obesity. Bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) has been established as a practical method for the assessment of visceral adiposity.

Methods: We compared two BIA methods (seca, mBCA 515; Omron, HDS-2000) of assessing visceral adiposity.

Results: Visceral adipose tissue volume measured using seca mBCA 515 was highly correlated with visceral fat area measured using HDS-2000; however, they were differently correlated with waist circumference and body mass index, respectively.

Conclusions: The seca mBCA 515 can distinguish fat mass from lean mass more accurately compared with conventional BIA methods.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2018;8(4):76-78


Obesity; Visceral adiposity; Bioelectrical impedance analysis; Body mass index; Waist circumference

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