Longitudinal relationships between nutritional status, body composition, and physical fitness in rural children of South Africa: The Ellisras longitudinal study.

@article{Monyeki2007LongitudinalRB,
  title={Longitudinal relationships between nutritional status, body composition, and physical fitness in rural children of South Africa: The Ellisras longitudinal study.},
  author={M Andries Monyeki and Lando L.J. Koppes and K. D. Monyeki and Han C.G. Kemper and Jos W. R. Twisk},
  journal={American journal of human biology : the official journal of the Human Biology Council},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={551-8}
}
The objective of this study was to investigate the development and tracking of nutritional status, body composition and physical fitness, and the longitudinal relationship of changes in nutritional status, and body composition with changes in physical fitness over a 1-year period of follow-up. Studied were 380 boys and 322 girls aged 7-14 years from the Ellisras Longitudinal Study. Boys and girls were divided into two groups of pre-adolescence (<11 years) and adolescence (>10 years). High… CONTINUE READING

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