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Body Composition Techniques in Health and Disease : Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series - P. S. W. Davies

Body Composition Techniques in Health and Disease

Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series

By: P. S. W. Davies (Editor), T. J. Cole (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1995
ISBN: 9780521461795
Number Of Pages: 296

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Body composition studies are used in a wide variety of fields including human biology, medicine, sports science, epidemiology, and nutrition. They may be used to predict later body composition from childhood measures, to detect bone density loss in the elderly or in athletes under heavy training, to assess obesity in children and adults, and to investigate the likely effects of malnutrition. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the field of body composition, together with rapid development of a whole new range of assessment techniques. In this volume, new and old techniques are evaluated and future developments and aims are discussed. The chapters assume little background knowledge, and will therefore be valuable to nutritionists, biologists, clinicians and medical physicists alike.

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List of contributors
Application of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and related techniques to the assessment of bone and body composition
In vivo neutron activation analysis: past, present and future
Magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of body composition
Multi-frequency impedance as a measure of body water compartments
Body composition assessed by electrical conductivity methods
Body composition in malnutrition
Influence of body composition on protein and energy requirements: some new insights
Prediction of adult body composition from infant and child measurements
Assessment of body composition in the obese
The role of body physique assessment in sports science
The assessment of the body composition of populations
Changes in approach to the measurement of body composition
Multi-compartment models for the assessment of body composition in health and disease
The future of body composition research
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ISBN: 9780521461795
ISBN-10: 0521461790
Series: Society for the Study of Human Biology Symposium Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 26th May 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.61