Body Composition during the First 2 Years of Life: An Updated Reference

  title={Body Composition during the First 2 Years of Life: An Updated Reference},
  author={Nancy F Butte and Judy M. Hopkinson and William W Wong and Elliot O'Brian Smith and Kenneth J. Ellis},
  journal={Pediatric Research},
Normative body composition during the first 2 y of life was derived from a prospective study of 76 children. We present 1) fat free mass (FFM) and its components, and fat mass (FM), 2) incremental growth rates partitioned into chemical components, and 3) age-specific and gender-specific constants for converting chemical and physical components into FFM for children during the first 2 y of life. A multicomponent model based on measurements of total body water (TBW), total body potassium (TBK… CONTINUE READING
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