Computational protocol: Association of Abdominal Obesity with Lumbar Disc Degeneration – A Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study

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[…] Waist circumference was measured at halfway between the iliac crest and the lowest rib and body fat percentage was assessed using bioelectrical impedance (InBody, Mega Electronics Ltd, Kuopio, Finland). The bioelectrical impedance method measures body composition by sending a safe, low electrical current through the body. The current passes freely through the fluids contained in muscle tissue, but encounters difficulty/resistance when it passes through fat tissue. This resistance of the fat tissue to the current is termed ‘bioelectrical impedance’. The resistance difference between conductors provides the measure of the adipose tissue content of the body. Anthropometric measurements were performed at the age of 19; no anthropometric data were available at 21 years. […]

Pipeline specifications

Software tools MEGA, MUSCLE
Application Nucleotide sequence alignment
Diseases Abdominal Neoplasms, Craniosynostoses, Intervertebral Disc Degeneration, Obesity, Abdominal