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References: Body composition


IAEA Publications

Body Composition Assessment from Birth to Two Years of Age
IAEA Human Health Series No. 22; 2013, 62 pp. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
This publication was developed by an international group of experts as an integral part of the IAEA’s efforts to contribute to the transfer of technology and capacity building in this field in order to assist Member States in their efforts to improve the nutrition and health of the most vulnerable population groups, infants and young children. The book provides practical information on the assessment of body composition from birth up to two years of age and is intended for nutritionists, paediatricians and other health professionals.

Assessment of Body Composition and Total Energy Expenditure in Humans Using Stable Isotope Techniques IAEA Human Health Series No. 3;19 October 2009, 133 pp. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
Provides information on the theoretical background, including safety considerations, as well as the practical application of state of the art methodologies to monitor changes in body composition and total energy expenditure, and reflects recent advances in analytical techniques.

Introduction to Body Composition Assessment Using the Deuterium Dilution Technique with Analysis of Saliva Samples by Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometry IAEA Human Health Series No. 12; 2011, 77 pp. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
This publication provides information on the theoretical background as well as the practical application of state of the art methodology to monitor changes in body composition, based on analysis of deuterium in saliva by FTIR.
More languages available: Spanish Edition, French Edition.

Introduction to Body Composition Assessment Using the Deuterium Dilution Technique with Analysis of Urine Samples by Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry IAEA Human Health Series No. 13; 2011, 65 pp. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
This publication complements the IAEA publication Assessment of Body Composition and Total Energy Expenditure in Humans by Stable Isotope Techniques, by providing practical guidance on the use of the stable isotope technique to assess body composition in settings where biological samples can be analysed by isotope ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS).
More languages available: Spanish Edition, French Edition.

Dual Energy X ray Absorptiometry for Bone Mineral Density and Body Composition Assessment
IAEA Human Health Series No. 15; 2011, 118 pp. International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria.
This publication was developed as an integral part of the IAEA’s efforts to contribute to the transfer of technology and knowledge in the application of a widely used nuclear technique in nutrition, i.e. Dual-Energy X ray Absorptiometry (DXA). It provides information on the theoretical background as well as the practical application of DXA to measure bone mineral density and to assess body composition.
More languages available: Arabic Edition.


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