VALUTAZIONE DELLA COMPOSIZIONE CORPOREA IN SOGGETTI OBESI

Translated title of the contribution: Assessment of body composition in obese subjects

G. F. Adami, E. Gianetta, A. Barreca, D. Friedman, N. Scopinaro

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Abstract

The body composition of 12 obese patients was assessed. The dilution method was used to assess the total areas of sodium and water. Total potassium was measured indirectly using the following formula: total potassium = R x total body water-total body sodium, where R represents the content in a whole blood sample. Both fat and muscle mass were found to be increased in the obese subjects. Examination of the total sodium/total water ratio and the relationship between weight and muscle mass, cellular mass and total fat showed that the dimensional increase was harmonious.

Translated title of the contributionAssessment of body composition in obese subjects
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)1857-1861
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume76
Issue number40
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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  • Medicine(all)

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