Ultrasound Evaluation of Visceral Fat Thickness for Prediction of Metabolic Syndrome in the First Trimester of Pregnancy in a Sample of Non-obese Iranian Women.

Ultrasound Evaluation of Visceral Fat Thickness for Prediction of Metabolic Syndrome in the First Trimester of Pregnancy in a Sample of Non-obese Iranian Women. Oman Med J. 2019 Jul;34(4):308-312 Authors: Ahmadi F, Moukhah S, Hosseini R, Maghari A Abstract Objectives: Ultrasonography is a noninvasive and safe modality for assessing body fat and is routinely performed in developed countries. Although pregnant women with obesity are at risk for many unfavorable outcomes, the relationship between abdominal fat distribution and metabolic syndrome (MS) is evident in some studies. Therefore, it is important to evaluate fat thickness in non-obese women and predict MS using fat thickness measurement. Methods: A total of 132 pregnant women completed anthropometric and demographic questionnaires. All women were scanned for visceral fat thickness (VFT) via ultrasound at 11-14 weeks gestation. Body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) were calculated at the first prenatal visit. MS components were also measured in the same weeks. Results: MS was detected in seven (5.3%) women. There was a statistically significant difference between women with and without MS for weight, WC, anterior and posterior VFT, insulin, lipid profile (total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and triglyceride), and systolic and diastolic blood pressure (p
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