The Forbes equation relating fat-free mass (FFM) to fat mass (FM) has been used to predict longitudinal changes in FFM during weight change but has important limitations when paired with a one dimensional energy balance differential equation. Direct use of the Forbes model within a one dimensional energy balance differential equation requires calibration of a translate parameter for the specific population under study. Comparison of translates to a representative sample of the US population indicate that this parameter is a reflection of age, height, race and gender effects.
|Pages (from-to)||39 - 49|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Nutrition & Metabolism|
|Issue number||Art. No: 39|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|