21 January 2016

Consistency of a mobile body composition trailer: a novel portable laboratory assessment?

Posted in Scientific, BOD POD

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The accuracy of BOD POD measurements inside mobile trailers has been scientifically tested in an article published on the Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging Journal.

The purpose of this investigation was to (i) assess the test–retest reliability and minimum difference (MD) values of air-displacement plethysmography (ADP) and the Siri 3-compartment (3-C) model in a mobile trailer, and (ii) identify any environmental fluctuations in the trailer.

Percent body fat (%BF) was examined in 22 firefighters on two separate days in a climate-controlled mobile trailer using ADP.

The findings indicate that "ADP can reliably determine %BF when transported in a climate-controlled mobile trailer. Additional accuracy is achievable with the Siri 3-C model, providing an attractive and promising method to measure body composition in larger scale community-based settings."

The article details are the following:

- Title: "Consistency of a mobile body composition trailer: a novel portable laboratory assessment?"

- Authors: Gena R. Gerstner, Eric D. Ryan, Craig R. Kleinberg, Andrew J. Tweedell and Abbie E. Smith-Ryan - Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, Department of Exercise and Sport Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
- Published in
:Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging 12 JAN 2016

The scientific article can be purchased at the following link: click here


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