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Assessment of body composition in youths and relationship to sport.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8744787     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Body composition assessment techniques provide estimates of percent body fat (%BF), fat mass (FM), and fat-free mass (FFM) based on indirect assessment models and methods. Prediction equations for %BF developed using a two-component model based on adult body composition constants with overestimate %BF in youths, especially prepubescent youths. Body composition prediction equations that have been validated and cross-validated using multiple-component criterion models which include measurements of body density and the water and mineral components of FFM provide the most accurate means for assessment of body composition in youths. Use of appropriate prediction equations and proper measurement techniques, for either bioelectrical impedance or skinfolds, results in body composition estimates with standard errors of estimate (prediction errors) of 3 to 4% BF and 2.0 to 2.5 kg of FFM. Poor measurement technique and inappropriate prediction equations will result in much larger prediction errors.
L B Houtkooper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of sport nutrition     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1050-1606     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Sport Nutr     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-04     Completed Date:  1996-11-04     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9307702     Medline TA:  Int J Sport Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  146-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson 85721, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adipose Tissue
Anthropometry / methods*
Body Composition*
Models, Biological

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