Practical guide for assessing pediatric body composition

  • Angelo Pietrobelli
  • Maria Teresa Quintero
  • Ana Carolina Orozco
Palabras clave: Masa libre de grasa, pliegues de grasa, análisis de impedancia bioeléctrica, índice de masa corporal (IMC), adiposidad.


This article presents a synthesis of three easy, unexpensive and reliable methods for evaluating body composition in children over 8 years of age. The validity of this methods in clinical practice has been corroborated in several researches made by the author and his colaborators. This methods will be useful in Colombia as an option to make fast evaluations of body composition in groups of children and adolescents.
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Pietrobelli, A., Quintero, M. T., & Orozco, A. C. (2018). Practical guide for assessing pediatric body composition. Perspectivas En Nutrición Humana, (5), 89-98. Recuperado a partir de
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