Stunted children gain less lean body mass and more fat mass than their non-stunted counterparts: a prospective study.

@article{Martins2004StuntedCG,
  title={Stunted children gain less lean body mass and more fat mass than their non-stunted counterparts: a prospective study.},
  author={P A Martins and Daniel J. Hoffman and Maria Teresa Bechere Fernandes and Carla Rebouças Nascimento and Susan B Roberts and R. M. C. C. Sesso and Ana Lydia Sawaya},
  journal={The British journal of nutrition},
  year={2004},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={819-25}
}
The aim of the present study was to analyse the changes in body composition of stunted children during a follow-up period and to test the hypothesis of a tendency to accumulate body fat as a consequence of undernutrition early in life. We selected fifty boys and girls aged 11 to 15, who were residents of slums in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Twenty were stunted (S) and thirty had normal stature (NS). The children's nutritional status and body composition were assessed through anthropometry and dual… CONTINUE READING

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