BODY COMPOSITION AND BODY FAT DISTRIBUTION IN ADULTS WITH DIFFERENT BODY MASS INDEX

Elizabeta Sivevska-Smilevska, Lidija Todorovska, Vujica Zivkovic, Nikola Jankulovski, Slobodan Nikolic Vesela Malevska-Ivanovska, Ljudmila Efremovska, Jasmina Pluncevic-Gligorovska

The objective of this study was to determine body composition and body fat distribution in 176 adults divided according to body mass index in 4 groups: normal-weight, overweight, obese and excess obese. Absolute and relative muscle (MM), osseous (OM) and peripheral fat mass (PFM) were calculated by anthropometric method of Mateigka. Total fat mass (TFM) was calculated by subtracting lean body mass from total body mass (TBM). Mean OM, MM and PFM were lowest in the 1st and highest in the 4th group in both genders. Females had significantly higher values for all fat components. In adults obesity is a result of increase in absolute OM and MM and highest increase of PFM and TFM. The higher TFM is a result of increasing in visceral fat mass and higher percent of increase in PFM.

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