21 January 2015
Body composition assessment in overweight women: validation of air displacement plethysmography.
A new study from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill validates the BOD POD for measuring body composition in overweight and obese women.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the validity and reliability of air displacement plethysmography (ADP) for body composition measurement in overweight and obese women (BMI ≥ 25·0 kg m2).
The study concludes that "for overweight and obese women, ADP was found to be a valid measure of FM, FFM and %BF when compared with DXA. The reliability of ADP was supported for all body composition variables.".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Body composition assessment in overweight women: validation of air displacement plethysmography
- Authors: Hailee L. Wingfield, Abbie E. Smith-Ryan*, Mary N. Woessner, Malia N. Melvin, Sarah N. Fultz andRachel M. Graff - Department of Exercise and Sport Science, Applied Physiology Laboratory, University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- Published in:Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2014 Jan;34(1):72-6
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