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Measurement of fat thickness in man: a comparison of ultrasound, Harpenden calipers and electrical conductivity

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 March 2007

R. A. D Booth
Affiliation:
Physics Laboratory, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham 18
B. A. Goddard
Affiliation:
Physics Laboratory, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham 18
A. Paton
Affiliation:
Physics Laboratory, Dudley Road Hospital, Birmingham 18
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1. Subcutaneous fat thickness has been measured by three different techniques in forty-one subjects. 2. Ultrasound provided the most accurate measurement in experienced hands. 3. A method based on electrical conductivity was also accurate but was unpleasant for the subject. 4. Harpenden calipers were the least satisfactory of the three techniques tested.

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Copyright © The Nutrition Society 1966

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