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The influence of a breakfast meal on the assessment of body composition using bioelectrical impedance.
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PMID:  9505152     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a breakfast meal on bioelectrical impedance (BI). DESIGN: Three separate interventions. SETTING: A university based study. SUBJECTS: Young, healthy volunteers recruited from staff. Twenty-nine subjects (11 men, 18 women), ten subjects (two men and eight women) and 13 subjects (2 men and 11 women) completed the first, second and third protocol, respectively. INTERVENTIONS: Total body BI (protocol 1) or both total body BI and segmental BI (namely arm, leg or torso BI); (protocol 3) was measured in the fasting state and for up to 5 h after the consumption of a breakfast meal containing 28% energy from fat. In the second protocol, total body BI was measured in the same way on two occasions after subjects consumed isocaloric meals containing either 28% energy or 4% energy from fat. RESULTS: Consumption of a 2300 kJ meal was followed by a significant (P = 0.0002) decrease in BI (95% confidence intervals 12.5 and 35.3), a change which occurred 2 h after the meal and continued until 5 h, irrespective of meal fat content. The fall in total body BI was accounted for primarily by a fall in the BI of the limbs, with virtually no contribution from the torso. CONCLUSION: To ensure consistency in the interpretation of BI for body composition analysis, it is important that measurements are made in the fasting state.
M Gallagher; K Z Walker; K O'Dea
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0954-3007     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  1998 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-04-03     Completed Date:  1998-04-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804070     Medline TA:  Eur J Clin Nutr     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  94-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Deakin Institute of Human Nutrition, Deakin University, Malvern Victoria, Australia.
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MeSH Terms
Body Composition*
Dietary Fats / administration & dosage
Electric Impedance*
Energy Intake
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Dietary Fats
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Eur J Clin Nutr. 1999 Mar;53(3):244   [PMID:  10201808 ]

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