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OBJECTIVE To determine the trend of high school students from Valparaíso Chile by means of an anthropometrical somatotype. MATERIAL AND METHODS two samples of students during the years 1984-1985 (86 men and 71 women) and 2009-2010 (77 men and 86 women) between 15 and 18 years of age have been studied. Somatotype was estimated by the Heath-Carter(More)
The findings from several authors confirm that undernutrition at an early age affects brain growth and intellectual quotient. Most part of students with the lowest scholastic achievement scores present suboptimal head circumference (anthropometric indicator of past nutrition and brain development) and brain size. On the other hand, intellectual quotient(More)
The purpose of this study was to determine the interrelationship between nutritional status and scholastic achievement (SA). The total population included 1,488 high school students from Valparaíso, City, V Region of Chile. A representative sample of 165 school-age children was chosen from public schools in which the Improvement Education Quality Program(More)
Resumen Objetivo: Determinar la tendencia de una población de estudiantes de educación secundaria de Valparaíso, Chile a través del somatotipo. Material y métodos: Se han estudiado dos muestras de estudiantes durante los períodos 1984-1985 (hombres 86 y mujeres 71) y 2009-2010 (hombres 77 y mujeres 86) de 15 a 18 años. Se registraron los datos(More)
Body composition is a non-invasive method, which gives us information about the distribution of tissues in the body structure, it is also an indicator of the risk of mortality in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. The heart rate variability is a technique that gives us information of autonomic physiological condition, being recognized as(More)
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