Gastrointestinal parasitic infection, anthropometrics, nutritional status, and physical work capacity in Colombian boys.

@article{Wilson1999GastrointestinalPI,
  title={Gastrointestinal parasitic infection, anthropometrics, nutritional status, and physical work capacity in Colombian boys.},
  author={W R Wilson and D. L. Dufour and L D Staten and M Barac-nieto and J. C. Reina and G. B. Spurr},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={1999},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={763-771}
}
This article tests the hypothesis that the presence of gastrointestinal parasites in Colombian boys is negatively associated with anthropometric characteristics, physical work capacity, blood hemoglobin (Hb) levels, and nutritional status. Anthropometric, Hb, &Vdot;O(2) max, and parasite load data were collected on 1,016 boys in Cali, Colombia. The boys were classified as lower socioeconomic class (SEC) from either urban or rural environments, and upper SEC from an urban environment. Sixty… CONTINUE READING

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