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Physiology Labs Week 3

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What Anthropometric methods are there to measure body composition?BMI, Waist circumference, waist-to-hip circumference, Skinfold measurements
What Densitometry methods are there to measure body composition?Hydrostatic weighing, plethysmography (air displacement)
What other methods are available to measure body composition?bioelectrical impedence analysis, dual-energy xray absorptiometry (DEXA), MRI
Why is BMI innapropriate for measuring body composition?it doesn't discriminate between fat and fat-free mass, eg bodybuilder can have high BMI but low %bodyfat
What does the skin-folds method assume?Subcut fat is proportional to the total amount of body fat
What are the skin fold sites?abdominal folds, triceps, biceps, chest/pectoral, medial calf, midaxillary, subscapular, suprailiac, thigh
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