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Bioelectrical impedance vectorial analysis and nutritional status of older women according. 10.5007/1980-0037.2011v13n6p415

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Author(s): Sandra Maria Lima Ribeiro | Marcia Val Miyamoto | Camila Maria de Melo | Joseph J Kehayias

Journal: Revista Brasileira de Cineantropometria e Desempenho Humano
ISSN 1415-8426

Volume: 13;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 415;
Date: 2011;
Original page

Keywords: BMI | Body composition | Elderly health | Nutritional status.

ABSTRACT
The objective of the present study was to compare and discuss the nutritional status of older women according to different categories of BMI. Additionally, the study was aimed at introducing the bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) as a tool to assess the nutritional status. Thirty-two women (60 years or older, physically independent, and with moderate level of physical activity) were divided into three groups according toBMI classification: G1 (BMI

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