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Mid-Arm Muscle Area

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Description:

From measurement of the arm muscle area, it is possible to approximate the total body muscle mass. The mid-arm circumference is adjusted for the tricep skin fold thickness to adjust for subcutaneous fat. Further corrections are needed to adjust for the presence of bone and for the assumption of a circular mid-arm muscle compartment.

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