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Measurements of Body Composition by Bioimpedance

This is a free textbook offered by BookBoon. The measurements of body composition, fat mass, fat-free mass, muscle mass, total body water, extra and intracellular waters are important to evaluate your health. These measurements can be made with simple devices, called impedance meters which provide the hand-to-foot resistance or the foot-to-foot one. The knowledge of these resistances together with body height, weight and age permit to calculate fat mass (FM), or fat-free-mass (FFM), total body water (TBW), extracellular (ECW) and intracellular water (ICW). The 1st and 2nd chapters present the various types of medical impedance meters used in supine position with four adhesive electrodes on hand and foot and foot-to-foot ones (FFI) used in standing position with electrodes on a body scale.... Show More

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