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Comparison of Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis and Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry for Estimating Bone Mineral Content

Tori M. Stone, Jonathan E. Wingo, Brett S. Nickerson, and Michael R. Esco

Control and Prevention, 2015 ; Kanis et al., 2008 ; Ralston & Uitterlinden, 2010 ). Therefore, a high BMC is associated with lower risk for developing the disease, whereas a low BMC is associated with greater risk. The conventional method to assess BMC is by using dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA

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Reliability and Precision of the Nana Protocol to Assess Body Composition Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

Flinn Shiel, Carl Persson, Vini Simas, James Furness, Mike Climstein, Rod Pope, and Ben Schram

Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) uses a machine originally developed to provide information about bone mineral density, with the additional capability to assess and analyze body composition (BC) while imparting only low levels of radiation (less than a thousandth of the maximum recommended

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Agreement Between Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry and Quantitative Ultrasound to Evaluate Bone Health in Adolescents: The PRO-BONE Study

Ana Torres-Costoso, Dimitris Vlachopoulos, Esther Ubago-Guisado, Asunción Ferri-Morales, Iván Cavero-Redondo, Vicente Martínez-Vizcaino, and Luis Gracia-Marco

skeletal growth related to PA may be important for the prevention of osteoporosis in later life. It is well known that certain sports induce osteogenic responses in the growing skeleton ( 36 ,41 ). However, monitoring osseous changes over time is not an easy task. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is

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Head, Neck, Trunk, and Pelvis Tissue Mass Predictions for Young Adults Using Anthropometric Measures and Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry

Danielle L. Gyemi, Charles Kahelin, Nicole C. George, and David M. Andrews

data have commonly been provided from a small number of cadaver segmentation studies, 5 limiting the applicability of the data across different populations. Dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a valid and reliable method for analyzing body composition 6 – 9 and estimating inertial

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Relationship Between Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry, Ultrasonography, and Anthropometry Methods to Estimate Muscle Mass and Muscle Quality in Older Adults

Márcio Beck Schemes, Simone de Azevedo Bach, Carlos Leonardo Figueiredo Machado, Rodrigo Rabuski Neske, Cláudia Dornelles Schneider, and Ronei Silveira Pinto

( Newman et al., 2006 ; Pinto et al., 2014 ) and has also been linked to an increased mortality risk in this population ( Newman et al., 2006 ). Regarding methods to estimate muscle mass, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) ( Abe et al., 2015 ), ultrasonography (US; Thiebaud et al., 2019 ), and

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Impact of 24-Hr Diet and Physical Activity Control on Short-Term Precision Error of Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Physique Assessment

Gary J. Slater, Ava Farley, Luke Hogarth, Jose L. Areta, Gøran Paulsen, and Ina Garthe

; Lees et al., 2017 ), requiring a highly precise assessment tool. While precision of multicomponent models is high ( Withers et al., 1999 ), resource constraints typically ensures use is restricted to research activities. In practice, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) has gained popularity n the

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Fat-Free Mass Using Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis as an Alternative to Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry in Calculating Energy Availability in Female Adolescent Athletes

Ivy Evangelista Ramos, Gabriela Morgado Coelho, Haydée Serrão Lanzillotti, Elisabetta Marini, and Josely Correa Koury

component of the equation relies on accurate measurement tools and a clear definition of what should be measured ( Loucks, 2004 ). FFM can be obtained by gold standard methods, such as four compartments model, or high accuracy, such as dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA; Shepherd et al., 2017 ). However

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Errors in Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry Estimation of Body Composition Induced by Hypohydration

Nidia Rodriguez-Sanchez and Stuart D.R. Galloway

Dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is a popular tool to determine body composition (BC) in athletes, and is used for analysis of fat-free soft tissue mass (FFST) or fat mass (FM) gain/loss in response to exercise or nutritional interventions. The aim of the current study was to assess the effect of exercise-heat stress induced hypohydration (HYP, >2% of body mass (BM) loss) vs. maintenance of euhydration (EUH) on DXA estimates of BC, sum of skinfolds (SF), and impedance (IMP) measurements in athletes. Competitive athletes (23 males and 15 females) recorded morning nude BM for 7 days before the first main trial. Measurements on the first trial day were conducted in a EUH condition, and again after exercise-heat stress induced HYP. On the second trial day, fluid and electrolyte losses were replaced during exercise using a sports drink. A reduction in total BM (1.6 ± 0.4 kg; 2.3 ± 0.4% HYP) and total FFST (1.3 ± 0.4 kg), mainly from trunk (1.1 ± 0.5 kg), was observed using DXA when participants were HYP, reflecting the sweat loss. Estimated fat percent increased (0.3 ± 0.3%), however, total FM did not change (0.1 ± 0.2 kg). SF and IMP declined with HYP (losses of 1.5 ± 2.9% and 1.6 ± 3% respectively) suggesting FM loss. When EUH was maintained there were no significant changes in BM, DXA estimates, or SF values pre to post exercise, but IMP still declined. We conclude that use of DXA for FFST assessment in athletes must ensure a EUH state, particularly when considering changes associated with nutritional or exercise interventions.

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Comparison of Hydrodensitometry, Skinfold Thickness, and Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry for Body Fat Estimation in Youth Swimmers

Georgianna Tuuri and Mark Loftin

Hydrodensitometry (HD), skinfold thickness measurements (SK), and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) were compared for estimating percent body fat (%BF) in youth competitive swimmers. Agreement was assessed using Bland-Altman plots and linear regression of the differences between methods compared to method means. Limits of agreement between the three techniques were large. Hydrodensitometry and SK demonstrated no difference in precision. Variance was observed between DXA and the other two techniques, with DXA demonstrating a wider distribution of measurement scores than HD or SK. These methods do not appear to be interchangeable when measuring percent body fat in youth swimmers.

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Validity of Skinfold Equations, Against Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry, in Predicting Body Composition in Adolescent Pentathletes

Sidnei Jorge Fonseca-Junior, Aldair J. Oliveira, Luiz Lannes Loureiro, and Anna Paola Trindade Pierucci


Body composition of adolescent athletes is often evaluated scientifically and in sports by using reference equations developed from nonathlete adolescent populations. The aim of this study was to analyze the validity of predictive equations based on skinfold measurements, as compared with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), to estimate body fat in adolescent modern pentathlon athletes.


51 athletes, 27 male (mean age = 15.1 years; standard deviation, SD = 1.5 years) and 24 female (mean age = 14.2 years; SD = 2.5 years), were assessed using DXA, anthropometric parameters, sports practice anamnesis, and pubertal stages. Agreement between methods was tested with boxplots of mean comparisons using Student’s t test (p < .05), and Bland-Altman plots.


The body density equations of Durnin & Rahaman (1967) and Durnin & Womersley (1974) showed better agreement with DXA than the other predictive equations, for both females (difference between means=-2.03; 2SD = 8.44) and males (difference between means = 0.98; 2SD = 7.30). There were no mean differences between these equations and the reference method (DXA; p > .05), but they did display high variability (2SD).


The high variability among results indicated imprecision. Predictive skinfold equations developed for nonathlete adolescents do not offer good validity for modern adolescent pentathlon athletes, and should be avoided.