Human Body Composition

Human Body Composition

Approaches and Applications

1st Edition - January 1, 1965

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  • Editor: Josef Brožek
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282695

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Human Body Composition: Approaches and Applications focuses on approaches to the description of human physique; clarification of the role of factors determining and modifying body composition; and assessment of biological and medical significance of individual differences in body composition. The selection first discusses advances and developments in the methods for the study of body composition and chemical analysis of the body. Discussions focus on direct and roentgenographic studies of bone mineralization; caliper and roentgenogrammetric values of the thickness of subcutaneous adipose tissue; and soft tissue roentgenography. The text also looks at determination of specific gravity of live sheep and its correlation with fat percentage and interpretation of whole body potassium measurements. The manuscript evaluates research on body composition and its relevance for human biology, including sex, growth, and aging, physical activity, loss and gain of body weight, and body composition in animals. The book also elaborates on sex difference in body composition, physical activity and body composition, hydrometry of growth and aging, and body composition and appraisal of nutriture. The selection is a reliable reference for readers interested in the composition of the human body.

Table of Contents

  • Contents

    1. Approaches

    Methods For the Study Of Body Composition: Some Recent Advances and Developments

    Chemical Analysis Of The Body

    Determination Of Specific Gravity Of Live Sheep and Its Correlation with Fat Percentage

    Interpretation Of Whole Body Potassium Measurements

    Human Size, Shape, and Composition

    Somatic Standards Of Reference

    2. Applications In Normal Man

    Research on Body Composition and Its Relevance for Human Biology

    Stores in The Human Body

    Sex Difference In Body Composition

    Body Composition, Culture, and Sex: Two Comments

    Physical Activity and Body Composition

    Body Composition in Normal Adults

    Hydrometry of Growth and Aging

    Radiographic Studies of Body Composition in Children and Adults

    3. Applications to the Study of Disease

    Introductory Comment

    Body Composition and Appraisal of Nutriture

    Some Effects of Malnutrition on Body Composition

    Body Composition and the Etiology of Degenerative Diseases

    4 . Appendixes

    1. Body Composition and Human Biology: An Epilogue

    2. Body Cell Mass: A Special Review

Product details

  • No. of pages: 324
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1965
  • Published: January 1, 1965
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483282695

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Josef Brožek

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