The influence of physical activity on lean mass accrual during adolescence: a longitudinal analysis.

@article{BaxterJones2008TheIO,
  title={The influence of physical activity on lean mass accrual during adolescence: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Adam D G Baxter-Jones and Joey C. Eisenmann and Robert L Mirwald and Robert A. Faulkner and Donald A. Bailey},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={105 2},
  pages={734-41}
}
During childhood, physical activity is likely the most important modifiable factor for the development of lean mass. However, the effects of normal growth and maturation must be controlled. To distinguish effects of physical activity from normal growth, longitudinal data are required. One hundred nine boys and one hundred thirteen girls, participating in the Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study, were repeatedly assessed for 6 yr. Age at entry was 8-15 yr. Stature, body mass, and… CONTINUE READING