Fat tissue content assessment in women population between 50 and 70 years of age
Keywordsfat mass, skinfolds, elderly women
Nowadays obesity is one of the most important problems in the developed countries. It is characterized by the excess increase of fat tissue. The main causes of obesity are insufficient amount of physical activity and overdosing of energy delivered with food.
The purpose of this paper is the assessment of skinfold thickness and the percentage of fat tissue content in women between 50 and 80 years of age.
1215 female inhabitants of Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodeship participated in the study and were divided into
6 age groups in 5-year divisions. The skinfold thickness was assessed and the percentage of fat tissue content was calculated. The measurements were made with the skinfold caliper.
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