Evaluation of anthropometric parameters in postmenopausal period for healthy women and women with breast cancer

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The breast cancer is one of topical cause of death in Latvia and in the EU member states as well the US, China and Japan. In recent decades the obesity growth and physical in-activity of population connected to increasing incidence of the breast cancer cases in more than 30 %. The aim of the study is found differences and changes in anthropometric parameters and indices in control group and in clinical group with breast cancer (1st and 2nd stage) diagnosis without treatment intervention. The study group included apparently healthy women in postmenopausal period (n= 181) and  women (n=44) with initial  diagnosis (the breast cancer 1st and 2nd stage). Anthropometric parameters (Body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, and waist to hip ratio (WHR) and skin fold thickness)  were used for evaluation differences in control and clinical group. The study results have assessed by using statistical analyses, IBM SPSS Statistics for Windows, Version 22.0, the Shapiro-Wilk test, the Mann-Whitney test and a two-tailed p-value (less than 0.05). The analysis of data showed that  in clinical group there were found statistically approved diminishes of the waist-to-hip ratio value. Analysis of average value of index WHR revealed statistical significant differences (p=0.055) in clinical and control groups. We have found statistically significant decreasing of skin fold thickness in clinical group on standardized sites: above m. biceps brachii (p=0.012), above m.triceps brachii (p=0.011), and subscapular (p=0.091) and suprailiac (p=0.031)skin folds. The analysis of anthropometric parameters for women in postmenopausal age allow indicated differences of waist-hip index (WHR), the thickness of the skin fold over  in control and clinical groups. The body composition changes have been considered in assessment anthropometric status for patient in postmenopausal period with  breast cancer (1st and 2nd stage) diagnosis. 
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 24 Mar 2021
EventRSU Research week 2021: Knowledge for Use in Practice - Rīga, Latvia
Duration: 24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021


ConferenceRSU Research week 2021: Knowledge for Use in Practice
Abbreviated titleRW2021
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Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.4. Other publications in conference proceedings (including local)


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