Karla Peavy Simmons

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Sizing standards used in the United States that identify the body measurements used in the design and development of clothing were established from identified " best practices " of the apparel industry. However, the industry as a whole has not adopted a single system of clothing sizing. We know that manufacturers and retailers use their own sizing systems(More)
Differences in weight, body mass index (BMI), percent and absolute body fat, fat-free mass, and waist circumference were investigated in a group of males and females during the first three years (from 2007 to 2010) of college. Significant three-year gains were observed for weight 2.1 ± 4.7 kg, BMI 0.7 ± 1.6 kg/m(2), percent body fat 2.7 ± 3.3%, and fat mass(More)
This study was conducted in order to examine the role of individual differences in working memory and lexical access in accounting for age and reading skill related differences in performance on phonological synthesis tasks. The performance of 28 kindergarten, first-, and second-grade children with normal reading skills, as well as that of 28(More)
College students, especially females, gain weight their freshman year. Yet, what happens after this first year? This study's purposes were to compare changes and rates of change in weight, body mass index (BMI), body composition (percent body fat, fat mass, fat free mass) and waist circumference between the freshman academic year and the following summer(More)
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