Abstract:The aim of the current study was to develop a simple, valid and low cost model that estimates total body fat percentage (%TBF) based on measures obtained only with a measuring tape. Materials and methods: The study population was 642 healthy adults (408 women and 234 men) with mean age 41.3 years (18 to 75 years) and mean body mass index (BMI) 25.86 kg/m 2. A full set of anthropometric data including weight, height, perimeters and skinfolds were obtained. The volunteers were randomized into a developing (n ¼ 4… Show more
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