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Muscle fat content and abdominal adipose tissue distribution investigated by magnetic resonance spectroscopy and imaging in obese children and youths

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Author(s): Cilius E. Fonvig | Dorthe S. Bille | Elizaveta Chabanova | Tenna R. H. Nielsen | Henrik S. Thomsen | Jens-Christian Holm

Journal: Pediatric Reports
ISSN 2036-749X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 1;
Start page: e11;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: child | intramyocellular lipid | magnetic resonance spectroscopy | muscle fat content | obesity

ABSTRACT
The degree of fat deposition in muscle and its implications for obesity-related complications in youth are not well understood. One hundred and fifty-nine patients (mean age: 13.3 years; range: 6-20) with a body mass index (BMI) >90th percentile for age and sex were included. Muscle fat content (MFC) was measured in the psoas muscle by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The patients were assigned to two groups: MFC

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