Establishing computed tomography-defined visceral fat area thresholds for use in obesity-related cancer research

Suzanne Doyle, Anne Bennett, Claire Donohoe, Ann Mongan, Julia Howard, Fiona LITHANDER, Graham Pidgeon, John Reynolds, Joanne Lysaght

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Abstract

Excess visceral adiposity is associated with increased gastrointestinal cancer risk. Evidence suggests that the systemic inflammation and dysmetabolism observed in visceral obesity underpins this association. Along with magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography is a gold standard for abdominal fat quantification and is routinely available for gastrointestinal cancer research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-179
Number of pages9
JournalNutrition Research
Volume33
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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    Doyle, S., Bennett, A., Donohoe, C., Mongan, A., Howard, J., LITHANDER, F., Pidgeon, G., Reynolds, J., & Lysaght, J. (2013). Establishing computed tomography-defined visceral fat area thresholds for use in obesity-related cancer research. Nutrition Research, 33(3), 171-179. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nutres.2012.12.007