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Bioelectrical Impedance Methods for Noninvasive Health Monitoring: A Review

Table 1

Body-composing constituents and their explanation and function [43].

Body-composing constituentsExplanation and function

Intracellular water (ICW)Body water which exists inside of cell membrane

Extracellular water (ECW)Body water that exists outside of cell membrane (blood, interstitial fluid, etc.)

Body waterThe sum of intracellular and extracellular water

ProteinMain element which composes soft lean mass together with water

Soft lean mass (SLM)Skeletal muscle and smooth muscle Maintaining body function

MineralsComposing bones and electrolytes

Lean body mass (LBM)Composed with soft lean mass and minerals
The amount of body weight minus body fat mass

Body fatThe amount of body weight minus lean body mass

WeightThe sum of lean body mass and body fat mass. Standard weight (kg):
adult male height (m) × height (m) × 22 female height (m) × height (m) × 22

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