Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis-An Easy Tool for Quantifying Body Composition in Infancy?

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dc.contributor.author Lyons-Reid, Jaz en
dc.contributor.author Ward, Leigh C en
dc.contributor.author Kenealy, Timothy en
dc.contributor.author Cutfield, Wayne en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-12T03:52:57Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-03-27 en
dc.identifier.citation Nutrients 12(4) 27 Mar 2020 en
dc.identifier.issn 2072-6643 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/51521 en
dc.description.abstract There has been increasing interest in understanding body composition in early life and factors that may influence its evolution. While several technologies exist to measure body composition in infancy, the equipment is typically large, and thus not readily portable, is expensive, and requires a qualified operator. Bioelectrical impedance analysis shows promise as an inexpensive, portable, and easy to use tool. Despite the technique being widely used to assess body composition for over 35 years, it has been seldom used in infancy. This may be related to the evolving nature of the fat-free mass compartment during this period. Nonetheless, a number of factors have been identified that may influence bioelectrical impedance measurements, which, when controlled for, may result in more accurate measurements. Despite this, questions remain in infants regarding the optimal size and placement of electrodes, the standardization of normal hydration, and the influence of body position on the distribution of water throughout the body. The technology requires further evaluation before being considered as a suitable tool to assess body composition in infancy. en
dc.format.medium Electronic en
dc.language eng en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Nutrients en
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dc.title Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis-An Easy Tool for Quantifying Body Composition in Infancy? en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3390/nu12040920 en
pubs.issue 4 en
pubs.volume 12 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The authors en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype discussion en
pubs.subtype Journal Article en
pubs.elements-id 797488 en
pubs.org-id Liggins Institute en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Medicine Department en
dc.identifier.eissn 2072-6643 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-04-02 en
pubs.dimensions-id 32230758 en


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