Body Composition in Biological Anthropology

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 17, 1991 - Medical - 345 pages
This volume provides a thought-provoking perspective on the empirical and analytic study of body form and composition. The techniques used for measuring body components such as fat, water, lean tissue, bone mass and bone density are evaluated against potential 'gold standards'.
 

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Contents

Epidemiological indices anthropometric and cadaver
24
Determination of body water
81
Estimation of bone mass
108
Developmental changes growth and aging
133
Genetic influences upon body composition
165
Environmental influences
189
Pathological disturbances of body composition
226
Human adaptability and body composition
242
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