An evaluation of a bioelectrical impedance analyser for the estimation of body fat content.

@article{Maughan1993AnEO,
  title={An evaluation of a bioelectrical impedance analyser for the estimation of body fat content.},
  author={Ronald J Maughan},
  journal={British journal of sports medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={63-6}
}
Measurement of body composition is an important part of any assessment of health or fitness. Hydrostatic weighing is generally accepted as the most reliable method for the measurement of body fat content, but is inconvenient. Electrical impedance analysers have recently been proposed as an alternative to the measurement of skinfold thickness. Both these latter methods are convenient, but give values based on estimates obtained from population studies. This study compared values of body fat… CONTINUE READING