body composition and skin fold measurements.

This is an important paper relating to central topic in nutrition, body composition equations.Generalised skinfold equations developed in the 1970s are commonly used to estimate laboratory-measured percentage fat (BF%). The equations were developed on predominately white individuals using Siri’s two-component percentage fat equation (BF%-GEN). Jackson and colleagues have cross-validated the Jackson-Pollock (JP) generalised equations with…

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Undernutrition in in early life and influence on adolescent body composition

Undernutrition in early life and body composition on reaching adolescence in males. Gigante et al, British Journal of Nutrition 2007, 97, 949-954In middle- and high-income countries there is an epidemic of excess weight and obesity. This has attracted a number of studies to determine the early determinants of adult size. One possibility is that individuals…

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