Measurement of short-term changes in the fat content of the body: a comparison of three methods in patients receiving intravenous nutrition.

Three methods of measuring changes in body fat were compared in seventeen patients undergoing a 2-week course of intravenous nutrition. Patients received all nutrition intravenously at a steady rate of infusion, calculated to supply energy at a rate equal to 1.5 times the resting metabolic expenditure measured before feeding. Fat change was estimated from… CONTINUE READING