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Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology  2019, Vol. 46 Issue (4): 596-600    DOI: 10.12891/ceog4799.2019
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Is bioelectrical impedance analysis beneficial to estimate subclinical atherosclerosis in menopause? Prospective case-control study
B. Sezgán1, *(), H. Şahin2, H. Camuzcuoğlu1, C. Sert3
1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Faculty of Medicine, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Muğla, Turkey
2Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Zekai Tahir Burak Women’s Health Training and Research Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, University of Health Sciences, Ankara, Turkey
3Deaprtment of Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, Harran University, Şanlıurfa, Turkey
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Aim: To evaluate body composition and basal metabolic rate in premenopausal and postmenopausal women, using the bioelectrical impedance analysis method, and to investigate its relationship with carotid intima media thickness (CIMT). Materials and Methods: The study was conducted in 40 premenopausal and 40 postmenopausal women who had been followed up in an obstetrics and gynecology outpatient clinic between January 2009 and September 2009, and data were obtained using the hospital’s database. Body composition parameters and basal metabolic rate were measured via bioelectrical impedance analysis. CIMT was measured using the Doppler ultrasound method. Results: The mean CIMT of the postmenopausal group was statistically significantly higher than that of the premenopausal group (p < 0.001). There was a statistically significant negative correlation between basal metabolic rate and both right (p = 0.015, r = - 0.381) and left (p = 0.025, r = -0.354) CIMT in the postmenopausal group. Conclusion: Bioelectrical impedance analysis may be a useful adjunctive tool for early detection of subclinical atherosclerosis in postmenopausal women.

Key words:  Basal metabolic rate      Bioelectrical impedance analysis      Carotid intima media thickness      Subclinical atherosclerosis     
Published:  10 August 2019     
*Corresponding Author(s):  B. SEZGİN     E-mail:

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B. Sezgán, H. Şahin, H. Camuzcuoğlu, C. Sert. Is bioelectrical impedance analysis beneficial to estimate subclinical atherosclerosis in menopause? Prospective case-control study. Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2019, 46(4): 596-600.

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