• Leigh C. Ward
  • Marinos Elia
  • Dympna Gallagher
Conference paper
Part of the Serono Symposia USA book series (SERONOSYMP)


The concept of densitometry in the field of body composition dates back to Behnke et al. (1942), where hydrostatic weighing is described as a method of determining body volume, and thus body density. Hydrodensitometry has been recognized since then as the “gold standard” method for the assessment of body fat in vivo; however, more recently this concept is being questioned.


Body Composition Body Density Multicompartment Model Body Composition Date Medical Research Society 
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  • Leigh C. Ward
  • Marinos Elia
  • Dympna Gallagher

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