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Comparison of Conductivity, Impedance and Density Methods for Body Composition Assessment of Obese Women

  • Nancy L. Keim
  • Teresa F. Barbieri
  • Marta Van Loan
Part of the Basic Life Sciences book series (BLSC, volume 55)

Abstract

Body composition assessment should be used routinely to monitor progress of obese individuals participating in weight control programs. The advent of newer techniques based on bioelectrical properties has simplified body composition assessment, but accuracy of these techniques is still uncertain when applied to the obese. We report here our experience with 3 methods: 1) total body conductivity (TBC), 2) bioelectrical impedance (BIA) and 3) body density (DEN) used for body composition assessment of obese women.

Keywords

Body Composition Obese Woman Body Composition Assessment Weight Control Program Siri Equation 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nancy L. Keim
    • 1
  • Teresa F. Barbieri
    • 1
  • Marta Van Loan
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Human Nutrition Research Center, USDA/ARSUSA

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