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Objective: The objective is to find out and assess the changes that have occurred in body compositions of university students at the end of a four year period by using bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) method.
Method: In total, 116 students, i.e. 49 female and 67 male, at the Coaching and Management departments of Sports School were enrolled in this study. Their body compositions were assessed using BIA every year, over a total of four years. The Profile Analysis Technique was used to review the yearly changes in the characteristics.
Results: In general, the results showed an increase in favor of male students in terms of body mass index (BMI) and fat-free tissue (FFM) and an increase in favor of female students in terms of fatty tissue (kg FM) and body fat percentage (FM%).
Conclusion: It is thought that assessing the upward trend in body compositions of sports students through the affordable and repeatable BIA method would be significant in terms of early detection of risk factors associated with potential obesity in the future to be able to take measures accordingly.
Keywords: Bioelectrical impedance, body composition, obesity
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