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Multi-component body composition models: recent advances and future directions


Objective: This overview examines concepts related to a category of body composition methods generally referred to as multi-component models, that is, those models that include three or more components. We summarize the rationale for, applications, and types of multi-component models along with sources of error. Our review presents the strengths and limitations of available models and identifies important future research directions.

Sponsorship: National Institutes of Health Grant R01-N1DDK 42618.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2001) 55, 69–75

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Guarantor: SB Heymsfield.

Contributors: AP, coordinated the project, literature review. SBH, literature review, documentation review and project adviser. ZMW literature and documentation review. DG, literature review. All the authors contributed to writing this paper.

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Correspondence to A Pietrobelli.

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Pietrobelli, A., Heymsfield, S., Wang, Z. et al. Multi-component body composition models: recent advances and future directions. Eur J Clin Nutr 55, 69–75 (2001).

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