Estimate of body composition by Hume’s equation: validation with DXA

Vincenzo Carnevale, Pamela Angela Piscitelli, Rita Minonne, Valeria Castriotta, Cristiana Cipriani, Giuseppe Guglielmi, Alfredo Scillitani, Elisabetta Romagnoli

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We investigated how the Hume’s equation, using the antipyrine space, could perform in estimating fat mass (FM) and lean body mass (LBM). In 100 (40 male ad 60 female) subjects, we estimated FM and LBM by the equation and compared these values with those measured by a last generation DXA device. The correlation coefficients between measured and estimated FM were r = 0.940 (p 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-69
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015


  • DXA
  • Equation
  • Fat mass
  • Lean body mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


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