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Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry visceral adipose tissue estimates: reproducibility and impact of pre-assessment diet


December 29, 2017

Nature.com - We examined the reproducibility of dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) visceral adipose tissue (VAT) estimates as well as the impact of pre-assessment diet. In a counterbalanced design, 41 adults received 6 DXA scans, while consuming standardized high- and low-carbohydrate (LC) diets.

Although excess body fat in general is associated with increased risk of metabolic disease, visceral adipose tissue (VAT) is of particular concern due to its unique metabolic properties and anatomic location

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