30 December 2015
Reliability of BOD POD Measurements Remain High Following a Short Duration Low-Carbohydrate Diet
The reliability of the BOD POD has been again confirmed in a new study from the Sacred Heart University of Connecticut (USA) published in the IJSNEM.
The purpose of the present study was to determine whether expected changes in body weight via a three day low-carbohydrate (CHO) diet will disrupt the reliability of air displacement plethysmography measurements via BOD POD.
Twenty-four subjects recorded their typical diets for three days prior to BOD POD and seven-site skinfold analyses. Subjects were matched for lean body mass and divided into low-CHO (LC) and control (CON) groups.
The findings do not show differences (p > 0.05) in BOD POD-determined body fat percentage, lean body mass, or fat mass between the first and second trial in either groups.
The study concludes that "body composition measures via BOD POD remain reliable after three days of a LC diet despite significant decreases in body mass".
The article details are the following:
- Title: "Reliability of BOD POD Measurements Remain High Following a Short Duration Low-Carbohydrate Diet"
- Authors: Greer BK, Edsall KM, Greer AE - Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Science, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT.
- Published in:Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. 2015 Sep 24
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