Measurement of muscle mass in humans: validity of the 24-hour urinary creatinine method.

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Measuring muscle mass is an important component of the nutritional assessment examination and a suggested index of this body space is the 24-h urinary excretion of creatinine. The method originated from studies in a variety of animal species in whom early workers found a parallelism between total body creatine and urinary excretion of creatinine. Assuming… (More)

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@article{Heymsfield1983MeasurementOM, title={Measurement of muscle mass in humans: validity of the 24-hour urinary creatinine method.}, author={S. B. Heymsfield and Carlos L. Arteaga and Colin McManus and J. Smith and Steve Moffitt}, journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition}, year={1983}, volume={37 3}, pages={478-94} }