Percent body fat via DEXA: comparison with a four-compartment model.

@article{Ploeg2003PercentBF,
  title={Percent body fat via DEXA: comparison with a four-compartment model.},
  author={Grant E Van Der Ploeg and Robert T. Withers and Joe Laforgia},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2003},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={499-506}
}
This study compared body composition by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA; Lunar DPX-L) with that via a four-compartment (4C; water, bone mineral mass, fat, and residual) model. Relative body fat was determined for 152 healthy adults [30.0 +/- 11.1 (SD) yr; 75.10 +/- 14.88 kg; 176.3 +/- 8.7 cm] aged from 18 to 59 yr. The 4C approach [20.7% body fat (%BF)] resulted in a significantly (P < 0.001) higher mean %BF compared with DEXA (18.9% BF), with intraindividual variations ranging from -2.6… CONTINUE READING