Validity of 2 skinfold calipers in estimating percent body fat of college-aged men and women.

@article{Beam2010ValidityO2,
  title={Validity of 2 skinfold calipers in estimating percent body fat of college-aged men and women.},
  author={Jason R. Beam and David J. Szymanski},
  journal={Journal of strength and conditioning research},
  year={2010},
  volume={24 12},
  pages={3448-56}
}
There is a need for cost-effective techniques that accurately predict percent body fat (%BF) and require little skill to administer. There are 2 commercially available skinfold calipers, 1 digital and the other self-administered, that claim to accurately predict %BF. The primary purpose of this study was to validate these calipers using dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as a reference method in a sample of college-aged men and women. A secondary purpose of this study was to compare the… CONTINUE READING

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