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Nutrients 2016, 8(7), 407; doi:10.3390/nu8070407

Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis and Muscular Fitness in Healthy Men

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IRyS Group, Physical Education School, Pontifícia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Valparaíso 2374631, Chile
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Physiotherapy program, Faculty of Health Sciences, Manuela Beltrán University, Bogotá 110231, Colombia
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Center of Studies in Physical Activity Measurements (CEMA Group), Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Bogotá, Bogotá 111221, Colombia
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Received: 29 April 2016 / Revised: 22 June 2016 / Accepted: 29 June 2016 / Published: 2 July 2016
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Abstract

Muscle strength can define the general muscular fitness (MF) measurable through hand-grip strength (HG), which is a factor that relates to the health of people of different ages. In this study we evaluated the muscle strength together with a bioimpedance electric analysis in 223 healthy Colombian adult subjects. The bioelectrical impedance vector analysis (BIVA) was conducted to determine the resistance (R), reactance (Xc) and phase angle (PhA). We classified the subjects into three groups (for tertiles), obtaining lower values of R and Xc in subjects with lower HG, plus a high correlation between PhA and HG. An increase in the level of PhA is associated with a high level of MF in a sample of healthy Latin American adult men. The BIVA’s parameters and PhA are a potentially effective preventive measure to be integrated into routine screening in the clinical setting. View Full-Text
Keywords: bioelectrical impedance; phase angle; muscle fitness; handgrip strength bioelectrical impedance; phase angle; muscle fitness; handgrip strength
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Rodríguez-Rodríguez, F.; Cristi-Montero, C.; González-Ruíz, K.; Correa-Bautista, J.E.; Ramírez-Vélez, R. Bioelectrical Impedance Vector Analysis and Muscular Fitness in Healthy Men. Nutrients 2016, 8, 407.

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