InBody 720 as a new method of evaluating visceral obesity

Hepatogastroenterology. Jan-Feb 2011;58(105):42-4.


Background/aims: This study was conducted to assess the efficacy of bioelectrical impedance analysis by InBody 720 as a new tool for measuring visceral fat area.

Methodology: A total of 53 consecutive patients elected to undergo surgical resection of primary gastric cancer received preoperative measurement of visceral fat area at the umbilical level with both computed tomography and bioelectrical impedance analysis by InBody 720.

Results: Visceral fat area values measured by InBody 720 significantly correlated with those by computed tomography (R = 0.759).

Conclusion: Bioelectrical impedance analysis by InBody 720 was shown to be useful as a more convenient substitute for computed tomography when measuring visceral fat area.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Electric Impedance*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Intra-Abdominal Fat*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Obesity / diagnosis*
  • Preoperative Care
  • Stomach Neoplasms / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed