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Swainson et al. (WHtR) Body Fat Calculator

After perusing PubMed for awhile I have found various articles/studies on predicting body fat. You can find some here. Anyways, this one comes from one published May 11th, 2017. It was a joint study between Health and Social Care Institute, Teesside University and Institute of Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure, Leeds Beckett University.


The derived prediction equation was:


Body Fat Percentage = { 99.7 (Waist to Height Ratio) } – 24.7


Swainson et al. (May 2017)

If you want to look at the study for yourself here are the links:

Swainson MG, Batterham AM, Tsakirides C, Rutherford ZH, Hind K (2017) Prediction of whole-body fat percentage and visceral adipose tissue mass from five anthropometric variables. PLoS ONE 12(5): e0177175. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177175


https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0177175

WHtR Body Fat Calculator

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