Body fat estimated from anthropometric and electrical impedance measurements

Pasco, J. A. and Rutishauser, I. H. E. 1985, Body fat estimated from anthropometric and electrical impedance measurements, Human nutrition : clinical nutrition, vol. 39, no. 5, pp. 365-369.


Title Body fat estimated from anthropometric and electrical impedance measurements
Author(s) Pasco, J. A.
Rutishauser, I. H. E.
Journal name Human nutrition : clinical nutrition
Volume number 39
Issue number 5
Start page 365
End page 369
Total pages 5
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 1985
ISSN 0954-3007
Keyword(s) anthropometry
body fat
human
human cell
methodology
normal human
normal value
priority journal
skinfold
subcutaneous tissue
Summary Estimates of body fat based on anthropometric measurements were compared in two groups of females, one from the local community and the other from the 1984 Australian Olympic Team. Estimates of body fat based on electrical impedance measurements were also made for the community group. For estimates of total body fat based on skinfold measurements, a significant difference of approximately 1 kg fat/m2 was observed between athletes and non-athletes. In the group of non-athletes estimates of fat based on skinfold measurements were significantly higher than those based on body mass index, with estimates from electrical impedance falling between. Electrical impedance measurements may provide a means of estimating body fat which takes into account differences in fat distribution and in the ratio of fat to fat-free tissue and may thus overcome the problems associated with estimates based on measurements of subcutaneous fat (skinfolds) or body size which do not allow for these differences.
Language eng
Field of Research 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1985, Nature Publishing Group
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30042822

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Medicine
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