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Comparison of the effects of swimming and Tai Chi Chuan on body fat composition in elderly people

Lifestyle Disease
Tung-Yang Yu et al.
Used Parameters : ECW, ICF, FFM, BFM, PBF

Publication Year : 2007

Country : Taiwan

Journal : Chang Gung Medical Journal

Background: Accumulation of fat and substantial loss of muscle mass are common phenomena in the elderly. In this study, we observed the effects of Tai Chi Chuan (TCC) and swimming, two exercises suitable for elderly people, on the percentage body fat and fat distribution by measuring subcutaneous adipose tissue thickness and body composition. Methods: Subjects were divided into three groups: regular swimmers (n= 20), regular TCC practitioners (n= 32), and age-matched control subjects (n= 31). Subcutaneous adipose …
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