We found significant negative correlation between blood Hb and body fat percentage
. Correlation between Hb and weight and height and BMI showed lower correlation than the body fat percentage
Cardiovascular risk parameters of pediatric juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients were determined with segmental body fat composition analyzer by measuring the body mass and body fat percentage
. The percentage of fat tissue in patients was found similar in patients and healthy controls (14).
Also, we found that WPI was found associated with body fat percentage
. It is obvious that generalized pain sensitivity is associated with body fat percentage
and increased disease duration may augment central sensitization.
Body fat percentage
was estimated for each subject through 14 AT (Table 1) and 17 NAT anthropometric equations (Table 2) and compared with the body fat percentage
obtained with DXA.
We assessed body composition based on body fat percentage
. Participants wore light clothes without shoes and socks during height and weight measurements.
In this sense, skinfolds are considered to be the most effective anthropometric variable for predicting body fat percentage
in athletes as well as non-athletes (29).
Latest scientific studies shows that optimization of fat content of body, results in healthier outcomes than mere weight loss.16 The adverse cardio-metabolic profile related to obesity has been documented in many studies.17 Adiposity or increased body fat percentage
coincides with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality.17
Anthropometrics: in order to identify athletes' somatotype, body fat percentage
and body mass index (BMi), body height, body mass, triceps, biceps, sub scapular, suprailiac and middle of calf skin fold values, diameter measurements of humerusbicondylar and femur bicondylar, diameter measurements of muscled biceps and calf were obtained.
Caption: Figure 2: Correlation of body fat percentage
with body mass index for age Z-score
Several studies have shown high levels of correlation between the body fat percentage
and athletic performance (Boileau & Lohman; Housh et al.), elite players have body fat percentage
between 7 and 19 % (Rienzi et al.
Iacopino et al., "A for evaluating women body fat percentage
and obesity-related cardiovascular disease risk," Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, vol.
showed that obesity, whether measured by BMI or body fat percentage
, is highly correlated with insulin resistance, as indexed by elevated homeostatic model assessment (HOMA-IR) levels .