Perspectives on body composition

Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care. 2002 Jan;5(1):25-30. doi: 10.1097/00075197-200201000-00005.


Herein modern body composition techniques are described, and the uses to which they are put are set forth. They have increased our knowledge of the human growth process as well as the effects of disease, hormones, and nutrition. In essence they provide for a bloodless dissection of the human body.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / physiology
  • Animals
  • Body Composition / physiology*
  • Exercise / physiology
  • Humans
  • Models, Biological
  • Muscle, Skeletal / physiology
  • Nutritional Physiological Phenomena / physiology