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Title: Analysis of fat and muscle mass in patients with inflammatory bowel disease during remission and active phase
Other Titles: British Journal of Nutrition
Authors: Rocha, Raquel
Santana, Genoile Oliveira
Almeida, Neogélia Pereira
Lyra, André Castro
Keywords: Inflammatory bowel disease;Body composition;Crohn's disease;Ulcerative colitis;Active disease
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is often associated with malnutrition. The aim of this study was to compare the body composition of outpatients with IBD during remission and active phase. In order to evaluate disease activity we used Crohn's Disease Activity Index for Crohn's disease (CD) patients and Lichtiger's Index for ulcerative colitis (UC) patients. All patients underwent the analysis of BMI, arm muscle area (AMA) and triceps plus subscapula skinfold thickness (TST+SST) to identify total, muscle and fat mass, respectively. In total 102 patients were evaluated (CD, n 50; UC, n 52) and the majority was young women. Malnutrition according to BMI was found in 14·0 % of patients with CD and 5·7 % of UC patients. Muscle mass depletion was detected in more than half of the CD and UC patients. The BMI, TST+SST and AMA values were lower in the active phase only in CD patients (P < 0·05). Fat mass depletion was associated with active phase in both CD and UC patients. Body composition parameters obtained using BMI, TST+SST and AMA were not correlated with the presence of fistula in CD patients (P>0·05). In conclusion, patients without signs of malnutrition had fat mass depletion especially in the active phase and muscle mass depletion occurred both in CD and UC patients.
Description: Texto completo: acesso restrito. p. 676-679
URI: http://repositorio.ufba.br/ri/handle/ri/13566
ISSN: 0007-1145
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