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Author(s): Rafaela Rosário
Cesar Agostinis-Sobrinho
Luís Lopes
Pedro Moreira
Patrícia Padrão
André Oliveira
Carla Moreira
Susana Póvoas
Jorge Mota
Rute Santos
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 sociais, Ciências médicas e da saúde
Health sciences, Social sciences, Medical and Health sciences
Scientific areas: Ciências médicas e da saúde
Medical and Health sciences
Ciências sociais
Social sciences
Document Type: Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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FCNAUP - Artigo em Revista Científica Internacional

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