Home|Journals|Articles by Year|Audio Abstracts

Original Research

Correlation of visceral fat level and poor cognitive function among elderly population in Gianyar Bali

Saktivi Harkitasari, Cokorda Agung Wahyu Purnamasidhi, Sri Maliawan.

Cited by 0 Articles

Visceral adipose tissue is more metabolically active and has stronger influence on adipocytokyne production. One of the main characteristics of visceral adipose tissue is its lipolysis ability which is stronger than others adipose tissue so that the number of free fatty acid in portal circulation will be higher and increasing risk of developing insulin resistance. Visceral adipose tissue’s hormones is more proatherogenic. The aim of this research is to find out whether visceral adipose tissue is corelates with poor cognitive performance and hopefully could fill the gap between one to another research and to prevent poor cognitive performance by controlling level of visceral adipose tissue regularly. We used cross sectional analytical study. Sample were recruited using total sampling method by collecting all elderly population in 5 elderly integrated healthcare center located in Gianyar on July 2017. We obtained 107 samples. Visceral adipose tissue level was measured using Omron HBF 510 Body Composition Monitor with Scale and cogitive performance was measured using structured questionnaire Mini Mini State Examination (MMSE). Correlation test result using gamma test showed visceral adipose tissue was correlated moderately with poor cognitive performance (γ 0.413 and p 0.003).

Key words: visceral adipose tissue, leptine, cognitive performance, elderly, systemic inflammation

Full-text options

Share this Article

Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com

ejPort - eJManager.com
Refer & Earn
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC BY), which permits use, sharing, adaptation, distribution and reproduction in any medium or format, as long as you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons licence, and indicate if changes were made. To view a copy of this licence, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.