Estimates of body fatness in infancy and childhood

Davies, P.S.W. (1992) Estimates of body fatness in infancy and childhood. American Journal of Human Biology, 4 5: 621-624. doi:10.1002/ajhb.1310040508

Author Davies, P.S.W.
Title Estimates of body fatness in infancy and childhood
Journal name American Journal of Human Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1520-6300
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1002/ajhb.1310040508
Volume 4
Issue 5
Start page 621
End page 624
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York, N.Y. U.S.A.
Publisher Wiley-Liss
Language eng
Subject 1111 Nutrition and Dietetics
1114 Paediatrics and Reproductive Medicine
Formatted abstract
Body composition estimates in infants and children are difficult largely due to ethical and practical reasons. However, the use of H218O as a tracer for the calulation of total body water allows the noninvasive estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) and fat mass (FM) in the pediatric population. Body fatness was estimated on 244 occasions in infants and children 0.1 to 3.99 years of age. The mean percentage body fatness in the first year of life is similar to previously published theoretical reference data. During childhood, however, the reference data were considerably below current estimates of body fatness. This may be evidence to support the hypothesis that there has been a secular trend in levels of body fatness in children in recent years. © 1992 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

Keyword Fat
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Medicine Publications
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