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

Saktivi Harkitasari, Cokorda Agung Wahyu Purnamasidhi, Sri Maliawan.




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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






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