Body composition methods: comparisons and interpretation.

@article{Duren2008BodyCM,
  title={Body composition methods: comparisons and interpretation.},
  author={Dana L Duren and Richard J. Sherwood and Stefan A. Czerwinski and Miryoung Lee and Audrey C. Choh and Roger M. Siervogel and Wm Cameron Chumlea},
  journal={Journal of diabetes science and technology},
  year={2008},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={1139-46}
}
The incidence of obesity in the United States and other developed countries is epidemic. Because the prevalence of comorbidities to obesity, such as type 2 diabetes, has also increased, it is clear there is a great need to monitor and treat obesity and its comorbidities. Body composition assessments vary in precision and in the target tissue of interest. The most common assessments are anthropometric and include weight, stature, abdominal circumference, and skinfold measurements. More complex… CONTINUE READING
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