Comparison of body composition methods in obese African-American women.

  title={Comparison of body composition methods in obese African-American women.},
  author={Robert L Newton and Anthony J Alfonso and Emily E York-Crowe and Heather M Walden and Marney A. White and Donna H Ryan and Donald A. Williamson},
  volume={14 3},
OBJECTIVE To compare the accuracy of percentage body fat (%BF) estimates between bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) and DXA in obese African-American women. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Fifty-five obese African-American women (mean age, 45 years; mean BMI, 38; mean %BF, 48%) were studied. BF was assessed by both BIA (RJL Systems BIA 101Q; RJL Systems, Clinton Township, MI) and DXA (Hologic QDR-2000 Bone Densitometer; Hologic Inc., Bedford, MA). Generalized and ethnicity- and obese… CONTINUE READING
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