The purpose of this study was to evaluate liver fat fraction and subcutaneous and visceral fat volumes using new magnetic resonance imaging in normal-weight, overweight, and obese children.
Patients at below the 85th percentile of body mass index (BMI) z score (5/25 patients) were assigned to the normal-weight group; patients between 85th and 95th percentile of BMI z score (9/25 patients) were assigned to the overweight group, and patients above the 95th percentile of BMI z score (11/25 patients) were assigned to the obese group. Liver fat fraction and subcutaneous and visceral fat volumes were measured on 3-dimensional volume measurement workstation.
Liver fat fraction and subcutaneous fat volume had weak correlation (r = 0.18, P = 0.411). Liver fat fraction and visceral fat volume revealed weak correlation (r = 0.25, P = 0.672); visceral and subcutaneous fat volume demonstrated strong correlation (r = 0.67, P = 0.047).
There is strong correlation between subcutaneous fat volume and visceral fat volume in overweight and obese children.
From the Departments of *Radiology and
†Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Medical Faculty, Ataturk University, Erzurum, Turkey.
Received for publication July 16, 2018; accepted August 27, 2018.
Correspondence to: Berhan Pirimoglu, MD, Ataturk University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Radiology, Ataturk University Street, 25040, Erzurum, Turkey (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.