A new approach for the estimation of body composition: infrared interactance.

@article{Conway1984ANA,
  title={A new approach for the estimation of body composition: infrared interactance.},
  author={J. M. Conway and Karl H. Norris and C. E. Bodwell},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1984},
  volume={40 6},
  pages={
          1123-30
        }
}
A new method for the estimation of body composition in humans, called infrared interactance, is discussed. Infrared interactance is based on the principles of light absorption, reflection, and near-infrared spectroscopy. Body composition (percentage fat) was estimated in 53 adults (23 to 65 yr of age) by infrared interactance and compared to results from deuterium oxide dilution (r = 0.94), skinfold (r = 0.90), and ultrasound (r = 0.89) measurements. The method is safe, noninvasive, rapid, easy… 

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