Adolescent body fatness and health status
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Adolescent body fatness and health status the young hearts project. by Sinead McElhone

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Published by The author] in [S.l .
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Thesis (Ph. D.) - University of Ulster, 2002.

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for body fatness to improve public health surveillance, facilitate clinical screening, and advance obesity preven- nutritional status of adults and children in the U.S. through inter- Mexican-American female school-aged and adolescent youths aged 5–18 years. Anthropometry. Chapter 7. The Overweight Adolescent 85Promotion of a Healthier Body Weight• Weight stabilization is an appropriate goal in young adolescents who are still growing (see Section 1) or in those who have been experiencing rapid weight gain. This will allow a decrease in the proportion of body fat to lean tissue as growth in height occurs. Body Mass Index: Considerations for Practitioners What is BMI? Body mass index (BMI) is a measure of weight adjusted for height, calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters (kg/m2). Although BMI is often considered an indicator of body fatness, it . Birth weight is associated with cardiovascular disease, with those at both ends of the spectrum at increased risk. However, birth weight is a crude surrogate of fetal growth. Measures of body composition may more accurately identify high risk infants. We aimed to determine whether aortic wall thickening, cardiac autonomic control, and cardiac structure/function differ in newborns with high or Cited by: 1.

Adolescent obesity in the United States has many important implications for both the health and well-being of the individual and society. Specific negative impacts of obesity on health include increased susceptibility to a host of diseases, chronic health disorders, psychological disorders, and premature death. This fact sheet presents basic facts about adolescent obesity, outlines barriers to.   Overweight and obesity in childhood and adolescence are associated with reduced breast cancer risk, independent of adult body mass index (BMI). These associations may be mediated through breast density. We prospectively examined associations of early life body fatness with adult breast density measured by MRI in women in the Dietary Intervention Study in Children (DISC) who Cited by:   Few participants recalled their body fatness as greater than level 5 at ages 5 and 10 years; for example, for body fatness at age 10 years, % of participants recalled their figure as level 5, 2. actor for the development of or the prevalence of several health issues. In addition, it is widely used in determining public health BMI has been useful in population-based studies by virtue of its wide acceptance in defining specific categories of body mass as a health issue. However, it is increasingly clear that BMI is a rather poor indicator of percent of body fat. Importantly.