Unformatted text preview: validating skinfold caliper formulae and all other methods, i.e., it has been used as the "gold standard". Problems:- cadaver studies (Brussels cadaver study, 1984) have shown that the density of the nonfat compartment varies as a function of age, sex, and racial group. Therefore, a nonfat density value of 1.10 g/ml is not universally applicable. Conclusion - densitometry should not be used as a universal criterion for prediction of percent fat. Equations based on four component models are preferred. G. YYeiqht - Heiqht lndicies. Body Mass lqdex (BMl): uged_Aq an indicator of obesj body mEss (kgldiviilgl-by the hgigflJrytelgrs) gquar-ec This index uses the Classification system for adults (20-70 years old): BMI less than 18.5 = underweight BMI of 25.0 to 29.9 = overweight tsMl of 30 or 34.9 = obese class 1 BMI of 35 or 39.9 = obese class 2...
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- Fall '09
- Nutrition, Body mass index, Body shape, body fat percentage