Rigakuryoho Kagaku
Online ISSN : 2434-2807
Print ISSN : 1341-1667
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Relationships between Body Composition and Nutrition in Young Females
Yuko IMAIAkira KUBO
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2019 Volume 34 Issue 2 Pages 259-263

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[Purpose] To investigate relationships between body composition and nutrition in young females. [Participants and Methods] Forty young females were recruited in this study. Their body weights, BMIs, body fat ratios, muscle and fat masses of each of the four limbs, trunk and total body, protein, mineral, SMI, FFMI, and FMI were measured and compared, and Pearson correlation coefficients were calculated. [Results] The femalesʼ total muscle mass showed significantly high positive correlations with body weight, right and left arm, trunk, and right and left leg muscle masses, protein, mineral, SMI, and FFMI. [Conclusion] The results suggest that since declines in total muscle mass appear to be related to declines in protein and mineral in young females, measurements of muscle mass could be an indicator for understanding nutritional states.

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