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Measurement Procedures

The measurement procedures used in this study will measure both lean tissue mass and fat mass.  Three different measurement procedures will be used, bioelectric impedence, skinfold thickness and DEXA scan.  You should allow 1 hour for your appointment.  The actual measurment procedures will take approximately 30-40 minutes.  For accurate measurement, it is advisable for females to wear shorts and a vest top and for males to wear shorts and a t-shirt.  There is a private area in the volunteer facility for you to get changed.

The order of measurements is as follows:

   Height and Weight
   Bioelectric Impedence
   Skinfold Thickness
   DEXA Scan

Body Composition Study at UL