Journal article

Association Between Body Composition and Retinal Vascular Caliber in Children and Adolescents

Wei Xiao, Weifeng Gong, Qianyun Chen, Xiaohu Ding, Billy Chang, Mingguang He

Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science | ASSOC RESEARCH VISION OPHTHALMOLOGY INC | Published : 2015

Abstract

PURPOSE: To elucidate the relationship between body composition and retinal vascular caliber (RVC) in children and adolescents. METHODS: Participants aged 7 to 19 years were recruited from the Guangzhou Twin Eye Study cohort. Retinal vascular caliber was measured cross-sectionally from retinal images using a computer-aided program. The data were expressed as the central retinal arteriolar equivalent (CRAE) and central retinal venular equivalent (CRVE). Triceps skinfold thickness (TSFT) was measured using a skinfold caliper. Body composition was obtained through bioelectrical impedance analysis, providing fat mass (FM), fat mass index (FMI), fat-free mass (FFM), fat-free mass index (FFMI), bo..

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Grants

Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Funding Acknowledgements

Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (81125007) and Basic Research Funds of the State Key Laboratory. The authors alone are responsible for the content and writing of the paper.