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