volume 38, issue 5, P643-649 2004
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102004000500005
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Abstract: Abstract ObjectiveTo validate different methods for estimating HIV/Aids patients' body fat: total body skinfold thickness, central (trunk) skinfold thickness, peripheral (limb) skinfold thickness, waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR). Dual-energy Xray absorptiometry (DEXA) and computed tomography of the abdomen (CTA) were used as the gold standard. Methods An analysis was done on 15 adult HIV/AIDS patients (10 men and 5 women) who were being treated at the AIDS Clinic at a public university h…

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