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Context The volume of the pancreas increases with obesity.

Objective This study was aimed to explore the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and pancreas volume in Japanese.

Methods The pancreas volume was examined in a total of 103 (60 men and 43 women) Japanese adults who had undergone abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. The pancreas was outlined by hand in each CT image and the pancreas volume was computed by summing the product of pancreas area of each image and the CT section thickness.

Results There was a significant positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume (r = 0.41, P <0.001). This relationship was expressed by the following equation: y = 23.8 + 2.48x, where y is pancreas volume (cm^{3}) and x is BMI.

Conclusions There is a positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume in Japanese and this relationship is similar to that in Caucasians. This information will be useful to estimate the impact of obesity on pancreas volume in Japanese and for comparison among different ethnicities.

元の言語 | English |
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ページ（範囲） | 626-627 |

ページ数 | 2 |

ジャーナル | Journal of the Pancreas |

巻 | 15 |

発行部数 | 6 |

出版物ステータス | Published - 2014 |

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### ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Endocrinology
- Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
- Hepatology

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*Journal of the Pancreas*,

*15*(6), 626-627.

**Relationship between body mass index and pancreas volume in japanese adults.** / Kou, Kinsei; Saisho, Yoshifumi; Jinzaki, Masahiro; Itoh, Hiroshi.

研究成果: Article

*Journal of the Pancreas*, 巻. 15, 番号 6, pp. 626-627.

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T1 - Relationship between body mass index and pancreas volume in japanese adults

AU - Kou, Kinsei

AU - Saisho, Yoshifumi

AU - Jinzaki, Masahiro

AU - Itoh, Hiroshi

PY - 2014

Y1 - 2014

N2 - Context The volume of the pancreas increases with obesity.Objective This study was aimed to explore the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and pancreas volume in Japanese.Methods The pancreas volume was examined in a total of 103 (60 men and 43 women) Japanese adults who had undergone abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. The pancreas was outlined by hand in each CT image and the pancreas volume was computed by summing the product of pancreas area of each image and the CT section thickness.Results There was a significant positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume (r = 0.41, P <0.001). This relationship was expressed by the following equation: y = 23.8 + 2.48x, where y is pancreas volume (cm3) and x is BMI.Conclusions There is a positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume in Japanese and this relationship is similar to that in Caucasians. This information will be useful to estimate the impact of obesity on pancreas volume in Japanese and for comparison among different ethnicities.

AB - Context The volume of the pancreas increases with obesity.Objective This study was aimed to explore the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and pancreas volume in Japanese.Methods The pancreas volume was examined in a total of 103 (60 men and 43 women) Japanese adults who had undergone abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan. The pancreas was outlined by hand in each CT image and the pancreas volume was computed by summing the product of pancreas area of each image and the CT section thickness.Results There was a significant positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume (r = 0.41, P <0.001). This relationship was expressed by the following equation: y = 23.8 + 2.48x, where y is pancreas volume (cm3) and x is BMI.Conclusions There is a positive correlation between BMI and pancreas volume in Japanese and this relationship is similar to that in Caucasians. This information will be useful to estimate the impact of obesity on pancreas volume in Japanese and for comparison among different ethnicities.

KW - Ethnology

KW - Obesity

KW - Pancreas

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