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

@article{Heymsfield1983MeasurementOM,
  title={Measurement of muscle mass in humans: validity of the 24-hour urinary creatinine method.},
  author={Steven B. Heymsfield and Cirila Arteaga and Claire McManus and Jacob Smith and Stephen Moffitt},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={1983},
  volume={37 3},
  pages={478-94}
}
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 that nearly all creatine was within muscle tissue, that muscle creatine content remained constant and that creatinine was excreted at a… CONTINUE READING
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