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Estimation of Total Body Fat from Potassium-40 Content

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Science  16 Jun 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3468, pp. 1917-1918
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3468.1917

Abstract

A brief review is given of the development of methods for the determination of total body potassium by whole-body scintillation counting and of studies to establish the utility of body potassium as a measure of gross body composition including fat.