Age, sex, ethnicity, body composition, and resting energy expenditure of obese African American and white children and adolescents.

@article{Tershakovec2002AgeSE,
  title={Age, sex, ethnicity, body composition, and resting energy expenditure of obese African American and white children and adolescents.},
  author={Andrew M. Tershakovec and Kerri M Kuppler and Babette S Zemel and Virginia A. Stallings},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={75 5},
  pages={867-71}
}
BACKGROUND African Americans may have a lower resting energy expenditure (REE) than do whites, although the data are limited for obese children and adolescents and for boys. Differences in bone density and trunk lean body mass may account for some of these measured differences in REE. OBJECTIVE We assessed the REE and body composition of obese African American and white children and adolescents. DESIGN Obese, 5-17-y-old children and adolescents were evaluated (n = 203). Body composition was… CONTINUE READING

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