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Estimating Percent Body Fat and Lean Body Mass in Children and Adolescents Using Bioelectrical Impedance and the Equations of Bunc et al

Purpose:

To use bioelectrical impedance to estimate percent body fat and lean body mass in children and adolescents using the equations of Bunc et al.

Specialty:

Internal Medicine, Nutrition

Objective:

ICD-10:

E66, F50, R63.4

Description:

Measurement of bioelectrical impedance can be used to estimate the amount of body fat present in a child. This can be used to monitor weight loss in a child over a time when growth and development may affect direct weight measurements. The authors are from Prague in the Czech Republic.

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