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Estimating Fat Free Mass in Adults Over 60 Years of Age Using Bioelectrical Impedance and the Equations of Deurenberg et al.

Purpose:

To estimate the fat free mass in patients over 60, which may be overestimated if equations developed in younger adults are used.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

E66

Description:

The fat free mass in adults over 60 years of age may be overestimated if equations are used that were developed in younger adults. This reflects the changes in bone, water distribution and muscle that occur as people age. 

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