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Equation of Quiterio et al Using Height and Weight to Estimate Appendicular Lean Soft Tissue (ALST) in Adolescents

Purpose:

To estimate the appendicular lean soft tissue of an adolescent using the height and weight equation of Quiterio et al.

Specialty:

Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

M62

Description:

Quiterio et al developed an equation to estimate the appendicular lean soft tissue (ALST) mass in adolescent athletes. This can be used as an estimate of total body skeletal muscle. The authors are from the University of Lisbon and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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