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Variations of Body Mass Index with Age in Masters Athletes (World Masters Games)

  title={Variations of Body Mass Index with Age in Masters Athletes (World Masters Games)},
  author={Mike Climstein and Joe Walsh and Ian Heazlewood and Stephen Burke and Jyrki Kettunen and Kent Jason Adams and Mark de Beliso},
  journal={World academy of science, engineering and technology},
Whilst there is growing evidence that activity across the lifespan is beneficial for improved health, there are also many changes involved with the aging process and subsequently the potential for reduced indices of health. [] Key Method BMI was derived using data gathered on a total of 6,071 masters athletes (51.9% male, 48.1% female) aged 25 to 91 years ( =51.5, s =±9.7), competing at the Sydney World Masters Games (2009). Using linear and loess regression it was demonstrated that the usual tendency for…

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