Body composition Review Sheet

Body composition Review Sheet - Body composition skin folds...

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Body composition – skin folds study guide 1. What is the difference between essential fat and storage fat? Essential fat is necessary to sustain life. It is stored in bone marrow, heart, intestines kidneys, liver, spleen, CNS and muscles. Storage fat is stored subcutaneously between the skin and muscle and internally surrounding various organs. 2. What is the average essential fat for men and women? Average male is 3%, average female is 12% 3. What fat storage site is related to harmful health effects? Why? The upper abdominal. One theory is that it is close to the portal vein (a major vessel feeding the liver). Substances released by fat cells in the abdominal area may use this vein for direct entry to the liver, setting off a chain of events that can lead to insulin resistance and fatty liver. 4. What are the problems with using weight charts to assess the weight of a client? Weight does not always reflect body fat status. For example, muscular athletes may be
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/19/2008 for the course APK 4125 taught by Professor Drenning during the Spring '08 term at University of Florida.

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