Accession Number : AD0638811

Title :   MEASUREMENT OF HUMAN BODY FAT: A QUANTITATIVE METHOD SUITED FOR USE BY AVIATION MEDICAL OFFICERS.

Descriptive Note : Technical documentary rept.

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Allen,Thomas H.

Report Date : JUN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Various volumes of the body are obtained by displacement of water in a specially constructed volumeter. From the total body tissue volume and body weight, one calculates the quantity of body fat. A comparison of two subjects illustrates points of interest in physical examinations. Although a man can be greatly overweight, as judged from height: weight tables, he is not necessarily obese due to fat. Another man can weigh only slightly more than the USAF standard and have an exceedingly large amount of body fat, actually enough to be considered obese. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OBESITY, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS), ADIPOSE TISSUE, MEASUREMENT, BODY WEIGHT, LIPIDS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, EQUATIONS, PHYSICAL FITNESS

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE