Body composition in the elderly : total body water and anthropometry.
Body composition measured with isotopic dilition was compared with anthropometric measurements.
The study was carried out in 47 subjects from both sexes, 65 to 92 years old.
Total body water (TBW), anthropometric measurements, and dynamometry were assessed.
TBW was significatively higher in men than women and decreased with age.
Dynamometry and fat-free mass were well correlated (r=0.73 in males and r=0.58 in females) and significantly different between sexes.
A negative correlation was found for dynamometry with age, being significant for women.
Mots-clés Pascal : Anthropométrie, Composition corporelle, Eau, Biométrie corporelle, Vieillard, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Anthropometry, Body composition, Water, Corporal biometry, Elderly, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0076668
Code Inist : 002B29A. Création : 09/06/1995.