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Unformatted text preview: hOieting, etc. ln a recent research study, obese participants were seated for t ol mirultes longer per day than were lean participants. Directmethods-chemicalanalysisofhumancadavers lndirect methods - noninvasive techniques used on living per$ons A. Heiqht - Weisht Tables ' Desirable weight with regard to the lowest death rates is predicted from tables that have been developed by insurance actuaries' Criticisms: (1) These tables do not consider body composition' (2) Most of the data in the 1983 Metropolitan Life lnsurance Height-weight tables comes from white, middle-class, U.S. adults aged 25 to 59 years. This is not a representative sample of the general North American PoPulation. (3) No accepted method has been devised for determining frame size' B. Bodv Densitv and Volume Measurements t...
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