Age changes in body composition revealed by computed tomography.

  title={Age changes in body composition revealed by computed tomography.},
  author={G A Borkan and D E Hults and Stephen G. Gerzof and Alan H. Robbins and C. K. Silbert},
  journal={Journal of gerontology},
  volume={38 6},
Computed tomography scans were taken of 21 middle-aged men (M age 46.3 years) and 20 older men (M age 69.4 years) to measure differences in body composition with age. Overall, the older men weighed 8.2 kg less than the middle-aged men, and this difference was primarily the result of their having less lean tissue. Although fat mass was only slightly less in older men, there were clear distributional differences in fat between the age groups. Total abdomen fat area was similar in both groups… CONTINUE READING
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