body composition

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body composition

the relative proportions of protein, fat, water, and mineral components in the body. It varies among individuals as a result of differences in body density and degree of obesity.

body composition

A physical fitness term for the percentage of fat, bone and muscle in the body, of which fat is of greatest interest. Healthy adults males have 6% to 24% fat; healthy adult females have between 14% and 31% fat.

bod·y com·po·si·tion

(bod'ē kom-pŏ-zish'ŭn)
An estimate of the proportions of major components of a living body, as water, nitrogen, sodium; more specifically, the proportion of lean body mass to fat.
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There are two important detectors to indicate obesity which is body mass index and body fat percentage.
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Anthropometrics: in order to identify athletes' somatotype, body fat percentage and body mass index (BMi), body height, body mass, triceps, biceps, sub scapular, suprailiac and middle of calf skin fold values, diameter measurements of humerusbicondylar and femur bicondylar, diameter measurements of muscled biceps and calf were obtained.
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After adjustment for body fat percentage and pooling across men and women, chemerin concentration was 5.
Doulat Abadi also obtained a significant relation between body mass index and body fat percentage in 8 to 12 years old active or non active boy students, in his research [5].
Objective: To compare two methods of classifying obesity based on body mass index and body fat percentage.
They classified weight based on several factors, including body mass index (BMI) and body fat percentage.
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9,12,15) If the weight for a given height at a specified age is exceeded, then specific body circumference measurements are taken, and a body fat percentage is calculated.