Body Composition and Anthropometrics

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Body Composition and Anthropometrics


Determination of body composition

  • percentage body fat
  • fat mass
  • fat-free mass using BOD POD GS
  • regional distribution of body fat in subcutaneous, visceral, or mid-thigh regions from analysis of suitable CT or MRI images


BOD POD GS air displacement plethysmograph

Anthropometry measurements

  • skinfolds (3 or 7 sites)
  • circumferences
  • diameters
  • bioimpedance

Adipose tissue dual image

Illustration shown of CT image of adipose tissue using sliceOmatic software enhanced view on right with subcutaneous tissue in light yellow, visceral tissue in dark yellow


See listing under Fitness Assessment