01 April 2016
Comparison of multiple methods to measure maternal fat mass in late gestation.
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition published a study demonstrating the validity of ADP measurements of fat mass in pregnant women at term.
Measurements of maternal fat mass (FM) are important for studies of maternal and fetal health. Common methods of estimating FM have not been previously compared in pregnancy with measurements using more complete body composition models. The goal of this pilot study was to compare multiple methods that estimate FM, including 2-, 3- and 4-compartment models in pregnant women at term
The study results are that "ADP using gestational age-specific equations may provide a reasonable and practical measurement of maternal FM across a spectrum of body weights in late pregnancy. ".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Comparison of multiple methods to measure maternal fat mass in late gestation"
- Authors: Marshall NE, Murphy EJ, King JC, Haas EK, Lim JY, Wiedrick J, Thornburg KL, Purnell JQ - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR.
- Published in:Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb 17
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