The study demonstrates a NAFLD prevalence similar to data reported in literature (range 20-77%) although lower than other populations suggesting different genetic and/or environmental factors SWA is an easy to handle and practical portable device for measuring REE. However, our results demonstrate that REE SWA measurements are significantly higher than those evaluated with IC, despite a positive significant correlation between SWA and IC; this data suggest the necessity to develop new obesity-specific algorithmsAlthough SWA probably may represent an acceptable device to measure REE in obese subjects, this evaluation do not allow to distinguish between NAFLD and non-NAFLD obese patients
A new device for measuring resting energy expenditure in severely obese children and adolescents with and without non-alcoholic fatty liver disease / Predieri, Barbara; Lami, Francesca; Bruzzi, Patrizia; Vellani, Giulia; M., Dugoni; L., Miglioli; S., Bellentani; F., Balli; Iughetti, Lorenzo. - In: HORMONE RESEARCH. - ISSN 0301-0163. - STAMPA. - 70 (S1):(2008), pp. 123-124. (Intervento presentato al convegno 47th Annual ESPE Meeting tenutosi a Istanbul nel 20-23 settembre 2008).