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Bioelectrical impedance analysis or basic anthropometrical parameters for evaluating weight loss success?


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  • Gerstner Laboratory, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Czech Technical University Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
  • Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence in Hradec Kralove, Department of Military Hygiene, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
  • Faculty of Military Health Sciences, University of Defence in Hradec Kralove, Department of Military Hygiene, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic


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