Measurement and prediction of total body fat

Alun H. Beddoe, Supian Samat

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Abstract

Though it has been established that skinfold anthropometry has severe limitations as a method of deriving total body fat (TBF), the possibility that the problem might be related more to the assumptions implicit in densitometry has to be addressed. This paper suggests that smaller residual errors might be obtained if sums of skinfolds are regressed against TBF measured by a difference technique (IVNAA + 3H2O dilution), suggesting that the latter may perhaps be a better standard than densitometry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-467
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Radiation and Isotopes
Volume49
Issue number5-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1998
Externally publishedYes

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Measurement and prediction of total body fat. / Beddoe, Alun H.; Samat, Supian.

In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes, Vol. 49, No. 5-6, 05.1998, p. 465-467.

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Beddoe, Alun H. ; Samat, Supian. / Measurement and prediction of total body fat. In: Applied Radiation and Isotopes. 1998 ; Vol. 49, No. 5-6. pp. 465-467.
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