Body fat and lean body mass assessment in human subjects - A comparison of two different techniques

D. V. Muralidhara, M. Ramesh Bhat

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Body fat and lean body mass was assessered in young college students by two different techniques involving NIR method and body circumference measurements. NIR technique significantly over-estimated the body fat as compared to the results obtained by the other method. The difference between the methods was 23-30% high for fat and the variation was 5-9% low for lean body mass for the whole group. Results obtained by the body girth size measurements agreed well with fat and lean body mass values from other studies on Indian subjects which had employed different methods.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-143
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-1998
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology

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