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.
KeywordsBody Composition Body Density Multicompartment Model Body Composition Date Medical Research Society
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