Unformatted text preview: 'i Read pages 4-1 to 4-2in Laboratory Manual Rationale - a relationship exists between the fat located in the depots directly beneath the skin and internal body fat and body density' T h e re a re b as i ca I I yJy.lig#g#fc to us e f atfo I d s : (1) Use the sum of a number of skinfolds as an indication of relative fatness am6ng individuals. Also cgmpare "before" and "after" in the Same individual. (2) Use fatfolds in conjunction with equations or tables to predict percent body fat. Skinfold caliper formulae to predict percent fat are site and sample specific' Assurlpt!onp-.jn, y.s.Ll.g;kjp[otd ,q.qgqremenJs to g1e!jcj.g_e. .19."9,1j (1) Constant densities in a two-compartment model (2) Proper identification of measurement site and proper measurement technique (3) Constant compressibility of the skinfold (4) Fixed adipose tissue patterning...
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- Fall '09
- Body mass index, body fat percentage, Adipose tissue, BMI cut-off points