Title: Estimating body fat by using bioelectrical-impedance measurements: a preliminary assessment.
Author: Raphael, M.G.; Harlow, H.J.; Buskirk, S.W.;
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-279. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Description: We evaluated a technique for measuring body fat content of marten (Martes americana) by using a noninvasive bioelectrical-impedance device with four electrodes to introduce a current into the body. Instantaneous readings of resistance were significantly correlated with fat-free mass (determined from solvent extraction) of carcasses of 17 skinned (r = 0.83, P = 0.01) and 6 intact (r = 0.89, P = 0.03) marten. Estimates of percentage of body fat were not accurate among skinned animals but were accurate among unskinned animals. With further refinement, this technique may be useful because the device is noninjurious, easily used, quick,and portable.
Keywords: Body composition, body fat, fat-free mass, marten, Martes americana, Wyoming
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Raphael, M.G.; Harlow, H.J.; Buskirk, S.W. 1991. Estimating body fat by using bioelectrical-impedance measurements: a preliminary assessment. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-279. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station.
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