Assessment of body composition in lactating mothers in a rural African community using deuterium oxide dilution

G.A. Ettyang, W.D. van Marken Lichtenbelt, W.H.M. Saris, K.R. Westerterp

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Abstract

Background and objective. The deuterium oxide (do) dilution method for measuring body composition was validated against the widely used skinfold (sf) measurement-based equation of durnin and womersley. The study involved 10 lactating women living in a rural community in nandi, kenya and participating in a cross-sectional study aimed at determining their iron and vitamin a status.methods. The selection criteria were exclusive breast-feeding, infants between 2 and 4 months of age, maternal parity undernutrition.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
Number of pages5
JournalThe South African journal of clinical nutrition
Volume17
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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