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Anthropometric and ultrasound measures of maternal adiposity in the first trimester of pregnancy

Kennedy, N. J.; Quinton, A. E.; Peek, Michael; Lanzarone, V.; Benzie, R.; Nanan, Ralph K. H.


Aim: Estimations of central adiposity in pregnancy is a difficult undertaking due to physiological changes that occur in the body. Therefore, the value of some anthropometric measures particularly in pregnancy, such as body mass index (BMI), waist and hip measures are in doubt. The aim was to compare ultrasound (US) measured abdominal subcutaneous fat (USSFT) with other simple anthropometric methods for obesity assessment, evaluating these measures in pregnancy. Method: Recruited from a larger...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Australasian Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine
DOI: 10.1002/ajum.12092


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