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Dokumenttyp:
journal article 
Autor(en):
Brei, Christina; Much, Daniela; Heimberg, Ellen; Schulte, Verena; Brunner, Stefanie; Stecher, Lynne; Vollhardt, Christiane; Bauer, Jan S; Amann-Gassner, Ulrike; Hauner, Hans 
Titel:
Sonographic assessment of abdominal fat distribution during the first year of infancy. 
Abstract:
Longitudinal data regarding the fat distribution in the early postnatal period is sparse.We performed ultrasonography (US) as a noninvasive approach to investigate the development of abdominal subcutaneous (SC) and preperitoneal (PP) fat depots in infants<=1 y and compared longitudinal US data with skinfold thickness (SFT) measurements and anthropometry in 162 healthy children at 6 wk, 4 mo, and 1 y postpartum.US was found to be a reproducible method for the quantification of abdominal SC and PP adipose tissue (AT) in this age group. Thickness of SC fat layers significantly increased from 6 wk to 4 mo and decreased at 1 y postpartum, whereas PP fat layers continuously increased. Girls had a significantly higher SC fat mass compared to boys, while there was no sex-specific difference in PP fat thickness. SC fat layer was strongly correlated with SFT measurements, while PP fat tissue was only weakly correlated with anthropometric measures.US is a feasible and reproducible method for the quantification of abdominal fat mass in infants<=1 y of age. PP and SC fat depots develop differentially during the first year of life. 
Zeitschriftentitel:
Pediatr Res 
Jahr:
2015 
Band / Volume:
78 
Heft / Issue:
Seitenangaben Beitrag:
342-50 
Sprache:
eng 
Print-ISSN:
0031-3998 
TUM Einrichtung:
Klinik für Ernährungsmedizin; Abteilung für Neuroradiologie