Accuracy of bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy in measuring changes in body composition during severe weight loss.

@article{CoxReijven2002AccuracyOB,
  title={Accuracy of bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy in measuring changes in body composition during severe weight loss.},
  author={Petronella L M Cox-Reijven and Bernard K van Kreel and Peter B. Soeters},
  journal={JPEN. Journal of parenteral and enteral nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={120-7}
}
BACKGROUND Bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) is an attractive method for measuring body composition because it is noninvasive, simple, and cheap. The effect of obesity on the accuracy of impedance measurements has been recognized for some time, but no conclusive explanations or ways to correct the measurement errors have been published. We studied the effect of the composition of weight loss on the accuracy of BIS to measure changes in body fluid volumes during severe weight loss… CONTINUE READING