Abstract

Study Body Composition of Adolescent Girls

Nutritional status of individuals or populations and measurements of food and nutrient intake and evaluation of nutrition-related health indicators is aspect of study nutritional anthropometry. The use of nutritional assessment has increased importance in recent years because of our greater knowledge of the nutritional status and health. It refers not only to inadequate dietary intake or undernutrition but also to over- nutrition characterized by obesity and its associated co-morbidities such as diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and stroke, osteoporosis, and some form of cancer as well. Malnutrition is a “pathological state resulting from a relative or absolute deficiency or excess of one or more essential nutrients”. Sample size: For this study 1009 adolescent’s girls are chosen as subjects for this study. Weight is measured in weighing scale and height is measured by anthropometre rod, skinfolds are measured by Harpenden caliper. Results: Fat Mass is 9.35 kg (2.01) mean Fat free Mass is 34.22 kg (4.35). Mean FMI and FFMI of Adolescent girls are 4.08 kg/m2 and 14.98 kg/m2 (1.61). Age wise changes of different variable which significantly vary with age. fat mass increase 4.03 kg from 10 to 19 years.


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Kankana De



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