"Skinfold Thickness" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The measurement of subcutaneous fat located directly beneath the skin by grasping a fold of skin and subcutaneous fat between the thumb and forefinger and pulling it away from the underlying muscle tissue. The thickness of the double layer of skin and subcutaneous tissue is then read with a caliper. The five most frequently measured sites are the upper arm, below the scapula, above the hip bone, the abdomen, and the thigh. Its application is the determination of relative fatness, of changes in physical conditioning programs, and of the percentage of body fat in desirable body weight. (From McArdle, et al., Exercise Physiology, 2d ed, p496-8)
- Skinfold Thickness
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- Thickness, Skinfold
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Below are the most recent publications written about "Skinfold Thickness" by people in Profiles.
Biological and environmental determinants of 12-minute run performance in youth. Ann Hum Biol. 2017 Nov; 44(7):607-613.
Clinical status and cardiovascular risk profile of adults with a history of juvenile dermatomyositis. J Pediatr. 2011 Nov; 159(5):795-801.
Urinary C-peptide measurement as a marker of nutritional status in macaques. PLoS One. 2011 Mar 30; 6(3):e18042.
Long-term nutritional monitoring after clinical intestinal transplantation. Transplant Proc. 1998 Sep; 30(6):2515-6.
Effect of skinfold thickness on transcutaneous bilirubin measurements. Biol Neonate. 1993; 63(4):209-14.