CONCLUSION: In this preliminary study, NIR was found to closely approximate % fat derived from DXA in these adolescents. Furthermore, there was less bias in this technique than that found using BIA. No further improvement in the prediction of % fat from NIR was gained by adjusting for height, age and gender in this sample.
Body Composition Measurement in Adolescents
Validation of Near Infrared Reactance and Bioelectrical Impedance Techniques for Body Composition Measurement in Adolescents
Lambert, Estelle V.; Will, Michelle; Micklesfield, Lisa; Noak es, Timothy D. FACSM; Lambert, Michael I.
University of Cape Town