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Advantages and disadvantages of skin fold calliper test? Seems easier than immersion

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Skin calliper

Pros:ease of use.
Low cost involved.Minimal training necessary.Cons:limited population (if overfat, calipers will not be accurate).Requires the same trainer to perform measurement to increase reliability.

In brief: Skin calliper

Pros:ease of use.
Low cost involved.Minimal training necessary.Cons:limited population (if overfat, calipers will not be accurate).Requires the same trainer to perform measurement to increase reliability.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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