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  • noun a double layer of skin and the underlying adipose tissue obtained by pinching the skin at an appropriate site; the thickness (measured using calipers) gives an estimation of body fat

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  • Methods that are inexpensive and easily available, such as skinfold testing, body mass index and bioelectrical impedance, aren't the most accurate. "

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  • Methods that are inexpensive and easily available, such as skinfold testing, body mass index and bioelectrical impedance, aren't the most accurate. "

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  • Fat redistribution was determined by MRI, X-ray and skinfold measurements.

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  • Researchers followed 350 participants over 25 years during which BMI and skinfold thickness were assessed on 8 occasions.

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  • Nooyens, A.C.J., et al 2007 Adolescent skinfold thickness is a better predictor of high body fatness in adults than is body mass index: the Amsterdam Growth and Health Longitudinal Study.

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  • In the end, the association of skinfold thickness with adult body weight was more pronounced than the relationship of BMI.

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  • The authors contend that assessing skinfold should be the preferred method for identifying risk for obesity amongst teenagers.

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  • Those individuals with the greatest skinfold measurement had two to four times the risk of being over-fat in adulthood.

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  • Another common way to determine your lean body mass vs. body fat is the skinfold caliper measurement.

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  • The skinfold measurement has about a 3 percent degree of error.

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