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Meriem Bencharif, Chaima Boudaoud, Amal Fenaghra and Youcef Benabbas

/oclc/68197223 13. World Health Organization . Obesity: preventing and managing the global epidemic. Geneva 2000. Accessed at: whqlibdoc.who.int/trs/WHO_TRS_894.pdf 14. Frisancho AR . New norms of upper limb fat and muscle areas for assessment of nutritional status. Am J Clin Nutr 34: 2540-2545, 1981. 15. Durnin JV, Womersley J. Body fat assessed from total body density and its estimation from skinfold thickness: measurements on 481 men and women aged from 16 to 72 years. Br J Nutr 32: 77-97, 1974. 16. Siri WE . The gross composition of

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Bennur Esen, Emel Sağlam Gokmen, Mahmut Kaya, Burak Ozkan and Ahmet Engin Atay

did not examine a relationship. Increased adipose tissue is defined as lipid ratio of >19% for men and 22% for women. [ 16 ] Several methods were used to assess the obesity degree and the distribution of fat and muscle mass. Anthropometric measurements are useful and noninvasive tools to examine the nutritional status as well as the body fat distribution. These measurement include weight, height, BMI, waist-hip circumference and ratio, calf circumference, overarm length, skinfold thickness, and bioelectrical impedance. A well-known correlation has been

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Mona Mohamed Ibrahim Abdalla and S. C. Soon

. Sluyter JD, Schaaf D, Scragg RK, Plank LD. Prediction of fatness by standing 8-electrode bioimpedance: a multiethnic adolescent population. Obesity [Silver Spring] 18, 183-189, 2010. Staiger H, Tschritter O, Machann J, Th amer C, Fritsche A, Maerker E, Schick F, Haring HU, Stumvoll M. Relationship of serum adiponectin and leptin concentrations with body fat distribution in humans. Obes Res 11, 368-372, 2003. Steinberger J, Jacobs DR, Raatz S, Moran A, Hong CP, Sinaiko AR. Comparison of body fatness measurements by BMI and skinfolds vs