body composition

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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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We found significant negative correlation between blood Hb and body fat percentage. Correlation between Hb and weight and height and BMI showed lower correlation than the body fat percentage.
Cardiovascular risk parameters of pediatric juvenile idiopathic arthritis patients were determined with segmental body fat composition analyzer by measuring the body mass and body fat percentage. The percentage of fat tissue in patients was found similar in patients and healthy controls (14).
Also, we found that WPI was found associated with body fat percentage. It is obvious that generalized pain sensitivity is associated with body fat percentage and increased disease duration may augment central sensitization.
Body fat percentage was estimated for each subject through 14 AT (Table 1) and 17 NAT anthropometric equations (Table 2) and compared with the body fat percentage obtained with DXA.
We assessed body composition based on body fat percentage. Participants wore light clothes without shoes and socks during height and weight measurements.
In this sense, skinfolds are considered to be the most effective anthropometric variable for predicting body fat percentage in athletes as well as non-athletes (29).
Latest scientific studies shows that optimization of fat content of body, results in healthier outcomes than mere weight loss.16 The adverse cardio-metabolic profile related to obesity has been documented in many studies.17 Adiposity or increased body fat percentage coincides with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality.17
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.
Several studies have shown high levels of correlation between the body fat percentage and athletic performance (Boileau & Lohman; Housh et al.), elite players have body fat percentage between 7 and 19 % (Rienzi et al.
Iacopino et al., "A for evaluating women body fat percentage and obesity-related cardiovascular disease risk," Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, vol.
showed that obesity, whether measured by BMI or body fat percentage, is highly correlated with insulin resistance, as indexed by elevated homeostatic model assessment (HOMA-IR) levels [4].