31 October 2001 Measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue development in children by the optical device LIPOMETER
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Abstract
The new optical device LIPOMETER enables the non-invasive, quick and save determination of the thickness of subcutantous adipose tissue (SAT) layers (in nm) at any site of the human body. The topographic specification of 15 evenly distributed body sites allows the precise measurement of subcutaneous body fat distribution, so called subcutaneous adipose tissue topopgraphy (SAT-Top). SAT-Top was determined in more than 1000 children aging from 7 to 21 yr. We describe the SAT-Top development of these subjects through different age groups and the differences between male and female SAT-Top development in each age group. SAT layer profiles (medians of the 15 body sites) for boys and girls in age group (7-9 yr) show a very similar pattern for both sexes, followed by decreasing SAT layer thicknesses in boys and increasing values in girls in the subsequent age groups. Between age group 3 (11-13 yr) and age group 7 (19- 21 yr) male and female SAT-Top is significantly different in (almost) all body sites. We present a precise description of SAT-Top development in boys and girls, providing a basis for further investigations in different fields such as obesity, sport sciences or metabolic disorders, and suggesting the LIPOMETER technique as an appropriate measurement tool.
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Reinhard Moeller, Reinhard Moeller, Renate Horejsi, Renate Horejsi, Karl Sudi, Karl Sudi, Aloys Berg, Aloys Berg, Gilbert Reibnegger, Gilbert Reibnegger, Erwin Tafeit, Erwin Tafeit, } "Measurement of subcutaneous adipose tissue development in children by the optical device LIPOMETER", Proc. SPIE 4432, Diagnostic Optical Spectroscopy in Biomedicine, (31 October 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447148; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.447148
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