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Effectiveness of feline body mass index (fBMI) as new diagnostic tool for obesity

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Title: Effectiveness of feline body mass index (fBMI) as new diagnostic tool for obesity
Authors: Kawasumi, Koh Browse this author
Iwazaki, Eiji Browse this author
Okada, Yuki Browse this author
Arai, Toshiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: Cat
Feline body mass index
Issue Date: Feb-2016
Publisher: Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University
Journal Title: Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research
Volume: 64
Issue: 1
Start Page: 51
End Page: 56
Abstract: Feline body mass index (fBMI), BW/PCL, length from top of patella to end of calcaneus, was developed as a new diagnostic tool for obesity in cats. To evaluate the effectiveness of fBMI for obese cats in short term, 6 cats were induced weight gain by over-feeding with high fat diet and then they were induced weight reduction by restrict-feeding with low fat diet to measure changes in fBMI and plasma metabolite concentrations and enzyme activities. BCS 3 is correlated with fBMI 24.6-32.0, BCS 4 is correlated with fBMI 33.1-37.1 and BCS 5 is correlated with fBMI 29.9-40.3, respectively. On the correlation coefficient analysis by Pearson’s method (P < 0.05), positive correlations (r = 0.403) were seen between the fBMI and plasma triglyceride (TG) levels. From these findings, fBMI seems to be more sensitive and useful indicator for obesity diagnosis in cats.
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Appears in Collections:Japanese Journal of Veterinary Research > Volume 64 Number 1

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