TITLE

Patient assessment

AUTHOR(S)
Haslam, David; Wittert, Gary
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Fast Facts: Obesity;2009, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Chapter 2 of the book "Fast Facts: Obesity" is presented. In determining cardiometabolic risks in an overweight patient, assessment of the distribution of body fat is noted as important. A sample calculation for body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference in measuring adiposity is provided. Other body fat assessment techniques explained include waist to hip ratio and bioimpedance analysis (BIA), among others.
ACCESSION #
50410485

 

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