Body Composition Techniques In Health And Disease by P. S. W. DaviesBody Composition Techniques In Health And Disease by P. S. W. Davies

Body Composition Techniques In Health And Disease

EditorP. S. W. Davies, T. J. Cole

Paperback | November 2, 2006

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Body composition studies are used in a wide variety of fields including human biology, medicine, sports science, epidemiology, and nutrition. They may be used to predict later body composition from childhood measures, to detect bone density loss in the elderly or in athletes under heavy training, to assess obesity in children and adults, and to investigate the likely effects of malnutrition. Recently, there has been a resurgence of interest in the field of body composition, together with rapid development of a whole new range of assessment techniques. In this volume, new and old techniques are evaluated and future developments and aims are discussed. The chapters assume little background knowledge, and will therefore be valuable to nutritionists, biologists, clinicians and medical physicists alike.
Title:Body Composition Techniques In Health And DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:November 2, 2006Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521031923

ISBN - 13:9780521031929


Table of Contents

List of contributors; 1. Application of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and related techniques to the assessment of bone and body composition A. Prentice; 2. In vivo neutron activation analysis: past, present and future S. J. S. Ryde; 3. Magnetic resonance imaging for the assessment of body composition P. Brambilla, P. Manzoni, P. Simone and G. Chiumello; 4. Multi-frequency impedance as a measure of body water compartments P. Deurenberg; 5. Body composition assessed by electrical conductivity methods J. F. Sutcliffe and M. A. Smith; 6. Body composition in malnutrition P. S. Shetty; 7. Influence of body composition on protein and energy requirements: some new insights C. J. K. Henry; 8. Prediction of adult body composition from infant and child measurements M. F. Rolland-Cachera; 9. Assessment of body composition in the obese E. M. E. Poskitt; 10. The role of body physique assessment in sports science M. H. Slaughter and C. B. Christ; 11. The assessment of the body composition of populations N. G. Norgan; 12. Changes in approach to the measurement of body composition J. Parizkova; 13. Multi-compartment models for the assessment of body composition in health and disease S. A. Jebb and M. Elia; 14. The future of body composition research S. B. Heymsfield and Zi-Mian Wang; Index.

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