Endocrine control of body composition in infancy, childhood, and puberty.

  title={Endocrine control of body composition in infancy, childhood, and puberty.},
  author={Johannes D. Veldhuis and James N Roemmich and Erick J. Richmond and Alan D Rogol and Jennifer C. Lovejoy and Melinda Sheffield-Moore and Nelly Mauras and Cyril Y. Bowers},
  journal={Endocrine reviews},
  volume={26 1},
Body composition exhibits marked variations across the early human lifetime. The precise physiological mechanisms that drive such developmental adaptations are difficult to establish. This clinical challenge reflects an array of potentially confounding factors, such as marked intersubject differences in tissue compartments; the incremental nature of longitudinal intrasubject variations in body composition; technical limitations in quantitating the unobserved mass of mineral, fat, water, and… CONTINUE READING

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