By P. S. W. Davies, T. J. Cole
Physique composition reports are utilized in a large choice of fields together with human biology, drugs, activities technology, epidemiology, and nutrients. they're used to foretell later physique composition from youth measures, to realize bone density loss within the aged or in athletes lower than heavy education, to evaluate weight problems in teenagers and adults, and to enquire the most likely results of malnutrition. lately, there was a resurgence of curiosity within the box of physique composition, including swift improvement of an entire new variety of evaluation concepts. during this quantity, new and previous concepts are evaluated and destiny advancements and goals are mentioned. The chapters think little history wisdom, and may as a result be invaluable to nutritionists, biologists, clinicians and scientific physicists alike.
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They differ from the first generation in that they are able to measure body impedance at more than one frequency. Modern electronics allow the quick measurement of impedance at a series of frequencies, ranging from low (about 1 kHz) to very high ( > 1 MHz). There are, however, practical difficulties in measuring body impedance at such extreme frequencies, due for example to contact resistance between the electrodes and the skin, and the characteristics of the current at high frequency. It is theoretically possible to distinguish between the extra- and intracellular water compartments using multi-frequency impedance (Jenin et al, 1975; Settle et al, 1980).
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