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Skeletal muscle mass reference curves for children and adolescents.

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BACKGROUND: Skeletal muscle is key to motor development and represents a major metabolic end organ that aids glycaemic regulation. OBJECTIVES: To create gender-specific reference curves for fat-free mass (FFM) and appendicular (limb) skeletal muscle mass (SMMa) in children and adolescents. To examine the muscle-to-fat ratio in relation to body mass index (BMI) for age and gender. METHODS: Body composition was measured by segmental bioelectrical impedance (BIA, Tanita BC418) in 1985 Caucasian ...

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McCarthy, HD More by this author
Samani-Radia, D More by this author
Prentice, AM More by this author
Journal:
Pediatric obesity
Volume:
9
Issue:
4
Pages:
249-259
Publication date:
2014-08-05
DOI:
EISSN:
2047-6310
ISSN:
2047-6302
URN:
uuid:77ec6fdb-577e-4cfc-906a-d4e1cd33bcae
Source identifiers:
485214
Local pid:
pubs:485214

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