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A previous study showed that measurements of total-body bone mineral changes made with a Hologic QDR 1000W were unreliable when the subjects underwent weight change. The study has been extended to dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) apparatus from other manufacturers. Re-analysis of published results during weight loss using a Lunar DPX showed that they(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to compare skinfold caliper and ultrasound measurement of subcutaneous body fat at three abdominal sites with computed tomography, which is considered to be the gold standard. DESIGN This was a cross-sectional study in which computed-tomography, ultrasound, and skinfold caliper measurements were made at three(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) is a valid measure of change in body fat in anorexia nervosa (AN) patients during refeeding, as compared to skinfold calipers (SF). METHODS Prospective cohort study with measures of BIA and SF performed once a month for 3 months on patients meeting the DSM-III-R criteria for AN who(More)
The most commonly described psychologic abnormality associated with anorexia nervosa is a distorted perception of body weight and shape. This perception may contribute to the anorexic patient's resistance to gaining weight even when it is a medical necessity. The purpose of this study was to assess body-composition and fat-distribution changes after(More)
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