Determinants and measurement of lean body mass in Indian adults

Kulkarni, Bharati (2014) Determinants and measurement of lean body mass in Indian adults. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


Indians tend to have lower lean body mass than other ethnic groups which increases the risk of chronic diseases. Three complementary studies included in this thesis advanced knowledge on determinants of lean body mass in Indians and the techniques to measure it. The first study examined the determinants of lean body mass in young Indian adults and highlighted the importance of diet and physical activity for development of lean body mass. This study has important implications for policy on prevention of chronic diseases in India. The other two studies helped refinement of the techniques of lean body mass measurement and are expected to facilitate future research in this area. The thesis is presented in the form of publications in high ranking journals.

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ID Code: 74747
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: Byrne, Nuala & Hills, Andrew
Keywords: Anthropometry, Body composition, Developmental origins of health and disease, Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry, Grip strength, Indian adults, Isotope dilution technique, Lean body mass, Nutrition supplementation, Validation
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2014 06:17
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 01:54

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