Agreement Between Standard Body Composition Methods to Estimate Percentage of Body Fat in Young Male Athletes
A new study published on Pediatric Exercixse Medicine uses the BOD POD as the practical reference standard for body fat measurement in young male athletes.
The purpose of this study was to examine the intermethods agreement of DXA and BIA with ADP to assess the %BF in young male athletes, such as swimmers, footballers, and cyclists.
Air Displacement Plethysmography was considered the reference standard as it "was considered a reliable and valid method for measuring body composition (including fat mass) in youth in comparison with the multicomponent models".
The conclusions of the study show that "DXA and BIA seem to underestimate %BF in young male athletes compared with ADP. Furthermore, the bias significantly increases with %BF in the BIA measurements. At the individual level, BIA and DXA do not seem to predict %BF precisely compared with ADP in young athletic populations".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Agreement Between Standard Body Composition Methods to Estimate Percentage of Body Fat in Young Male Athletes"
- Authors: Ferri-Morales A, Nascimento-Ferreira MV, Vlachopoulos D, Ubago-Guisado E, Torres-Costoso A, De Moraes ACF, Barker AR, Moreno LA, Martínez-Vizcaino V, Gracia-Marco L
- Published in: Pediatr Exerc Sci. 2018 Mar 15:1-9.
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