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Body Mass Index And Height Growth Curves Are Inflenced By Sexual Maturation Status In Brazil: Cross-sectional Study
Author: Fernando Adami, Jucemar Benedet, Adair Da Silva Lopes, Maria Gabriela Matias De Pinho, Francisco Winter Dos Santos Figueiredo, Laércio Da Silva Paiva, Luiz Carlos De Abreu, Francisco De Assis Guedes De Vasconcelos
Publisher: Internet Medical Publishing
9 pages
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Type of publication: Article
DOI: 10.3823/1833
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In recent decades, concern surrounding excessive body mass index (BMI) gain increased the use of growth curves in the analysis of the relationship among anthropometric indicators of growth, nutritional status and health of children and adolescents. However, assessing nutritional status using only BMI and height cannot accurately identify changes in body composition in this population, as both tend to increase signifiantly in each sexual maturation stage.

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