Fat and lean masses in youths with Down syndrome: gender differences.

  title={Fat and lean masses in youths with Down syndrome: gender differences.},
  author={Alejandro G{\'o}nzalez-Ag{\"u}ero and Ignacio Ara and Luis A Moreno and Germ{\'a}n Vicente-Rodr{\'i}guez and Jose Antonio Casajus},
  journal={Research in developmental disabilities},
  volume={32 5},
The present study aimed at comparing fat and lean masses between children and adolescents with and without Down syndrome (DS) and evaluating the presence of sexual dimorphism. Total and regional fat and lean masses were assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and the percentage of body fat (%BF) by air-displacement plethysmography (ADP) in 31 participants with DS and 32 controls. Waist circumference (WC) was also measured. Analysis of covariance and the Student's t-test were used to… CONTINUE READING


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