The accepted methods of measurement of body composition are the calipers, underwater weighting and recently Bioelectrical impedance as well as near infrared measurements. Body fat can be calculated from the total body water, based on the dilution of isotopes of water, that is from deuterium or tritium dilution, as it methabolized in the human subject over time. The body is made up of both lean and fat tissues, as well as water. In this article the authors examined the body composition of postmenopausal women with BIA method. They stated, that this simple method gives reproducible results, and can be a very useful instrument to monitor fat and lean tissues, energy consumption, diet and excercise protocols in an attempt to loose overweight and restore the normal body image and health among the postmenopausal women.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Magyar Noorvosok Lapja|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Reproductive Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynaecology