Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/124960
Author(s): Rosario, R
Agostinis Sobrinho, C
Lopes, L
Moreira, Pedro
Padrão, Patrícia
Oliveira, A
Moreira, C
Povoas, S
Mota, J
Santos, R
Title: Adiposity and attained height in adolescents: a longitudinal analysis from the LabMed Physical Activity Study
Issue Date: 2019
Abstract: Background: To investigate the associations between adiposity and attained height over a 2-year period in healthy adolescents. Methods: One thousand and seventeen adolescents aged 12-18 years participated in this cohort study; 893 (87.8%) were reevaluated 1 year later (T2) and 734 (72.2%) subjects 2 years later (T3). Body fat and anthropometry were measured according to standardized procedures. Socioeconomic status, pubertal stage and lifestyles determinants were gathered and used as confounders. Prospective associations between adiposity and height were examined using generalized linear models. Results: Greater adiposity at T1 was significantly associated with a lower attained height over time, when adjusting for confounders, which varied between 0.03 and 1 cm in T2 and 0.1 and 1 cm T3. Conclusions: Excess of adiposity in early adolescence may exert an effect on attained height in late adolescence. This study supports future lifestyles intervention studies aiming at preventing overweight and obesity and improving attained height.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Health sciences, Medical and Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde
Medical and Health sciences
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10216/124960
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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