Fat tissue content assessment in women population between 50 and 70 years of age

Andrzej Chęsy, Gabriel Chęsy, Wojciech Sikorski, Andrzej Rakowski, Paweł Rakowski, Magdalena Kuśmierek, Tomasz Zegarski, Dariusz Soszyński

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12775/MBS.2016.030


Nowadays obesity is one of the most important problems in the developed countries. It is characterized by the excess increase of fat tissue. The main causes of obesity are insufficient amount of physical activity and overdosing of energy delivered with food.

The purpose of this paper is the assessment of skinfold thickness and the percentage of fat tissue content in women between 50 and 80 years of age.

1215 female inhabitants of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship participated in the study and were divided into
6 age groups in 5-year divisions. The skinfold thickness was assessed and the percentage of fat tissue content was calculated. The measurements were made with the skinfold caliper.

All tested women in the respective age groups, according to BMI index, were overweight, whereas the percentage of fat tissue content was over 40% in all groups. In 65-69 age bracket there is an increase of all tested parameters, whereas in women above 70 years of age a visible decrease of measured skinfold thickness values is observed as well as reduction of proportional fat tissue content.


fat mass; skinfolds; elderly women

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