Body Composition in Biological Anthropology

Body Composition in Biological Anthropology

by Roy J. Shephard
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521362679

ISBN-13: 9780521362672

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume provides a thought-provoking, interdisciplinary perspective on the empirical and analytic study of body composition and the techniques used for measuring body components, such as fat, water, muscle, and bone mass and density. The nature of regional differences, developmental changes, pathological abnormalities, and the impact of heredity and environment

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This volume provides a thought-provoking, interdisciplinary perspective on the empirical and analytic study of body composition and the techniques used for measuring body components, such as fat, water, muscle, and bone mass and density. The nature of regional differences, developmental changes, pathological abnormalities, and the impact of heredity and environment in shaping body composition are discussed in the context of human evolution. For instance, the author looks at how growth, aging, and exposure to heat, cold, excess or lack of nourishment modify normal body composition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521362672
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #6
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Epidemiological indices, anthropometric and cadaver estimates of body composition; 3. Determination of body fat; 4. Determination of body water; 5. Determination of lean tissue; 6. Estimation of bone mass; 7. Regional differences of body composition; 8. Developmental changes, growth and aging; 9. Genetic influences upon body composition; 10. Environmental influences; 11. Pathological disturbances of body composition; 12. Human adaptability and body composition; Glossary; References; Index.

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