Acta Scientific Women's Health (ASWH)(ISSN: 2582-3205)

Research Article Volume 2 Issue 12

A Comparative Cross-sectional Study on Anthropometry and Body Composition of Selected Female Type 2 Diabetics and Non-diabetics

Bhavani S and Jemima Beryl Mohankumar*

Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, TN, India

*Corresponding Author: Jemima Beryl Mohankumar, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, TN, India.

Received: November 02, 2020; Published: November 18, 2020



  A study was designed to compare the body composition of female diabetics and non-diabetics in the age group of 35 - 45 years. A validated questionnaire was used to collect background information. The tools used to measure anthropometric measurements were properly calibrated and used according to the NHANES protocol. The Waist-to-Height Ratio (WHtR) and Body Adiposity Index (BAI) are focused in this article. Other anthropometric measurements are also presented. We found BMI to be significantly different (p ≤ 0.05) between the diabetics and non-diabetics. The diabetic women had greater subcutaneous fat in the trunk and legs. The skeletal muscle percentage was also lower. We recommend that body composition may be studied using the hand-held BIA device to make a better assessment of the metabolic condition to suggest suitable management.

Keywords: T2DM; WHtR; BAI; Body Composition; Sub-cutaneous Fat



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Citation: Bhavani S and Jemima Beryl Mohankumar. “A Comparative Cross-sectional Study on Anthropometry and Body Composition of Selected Female Type 2 Diabetics and Non-diabetics". Acta Scientific Women's Health 2.12 (2020): 16-20.


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