Validation of dual energy x-ray absorptiometry measures of abdominal fat by comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in an Indian population

Amy E Taylor, Hannah Kuper, Ravi D Varma, Jonathan C Wells, Jimmy D Bell, K V Radhakrishna, Bharati Kulkarni, Sanjay Kinra, Nicholas J Timpson, Shah Ebrahim, George Davey Smith, Yoav Ben-Shlomo

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Abstract

Abdominal adiposity is an important risk factor for diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Indians. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) can be used to determine abdominal fat depots, being more accessible and less costly than gold standard measures such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). DXA has not been fully validated for use in South Asians. Here, we determined the accuracy of DXA for measurement of abdominal fat in an Indian population by comparison with MRI.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e51042
JournalPLoS ONE
Volume7
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Structured keywords

  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Tobacco and Alcohol

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