Growth, Maturation, and Body Composition: The Fels Longitudinal Study, 1929-1991

Growth, Maturation, and Body Composition: The Fels Longitudinal Study, 1929-1991

by Alex F. Roche
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521055121

ISBN-13: 9780521055123

Pub. Date: 01/21/2008

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Documents The Fels Longitudinal Study, one of the most remarkable and significant long-term studies in the field of human biology.  See more details below

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Documents The Fels Longitudinal Study, one of the most remarkable and significant long-term studies in the field of human biology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521055123
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/21/2008
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Series, #9
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations
1Introduction1
A little history3
Biographical sketches7
The major US longitudinal studies10
The Fels Longitudinal Study12
The well-planned long-term longitudinal study20
2The management and analysis of data26
The need for accurate data26
Quality control30
Data management34
Interpolation35
Derivation of variables39
Transformation of variables40
Statistical analyses in the Fels Longitudinal Study41
3Prenatal, familial and genetic studies53
Prenatal studies53
Familial and genetic studies62
4Physical growth68
Development and standardization of anthropometric methods68
Age changes in anthropometric variables70
Methods of growth assessment78
Secular changes in anthropometric variables91
Determinants of growth95
The final phase of growth104
The prediction of adult stature108
Associations between growth and behavioral variables116
Future directions118
5Physical maturation and development120
Skeletal maturation121
Dental maturation141
Sexual maturation145
Other aspects of maturation147
The non-invasive assessment of maturity149
The regulation of maturation and its associations150
The timing and sequence of adolescent events153
The development of hearing ability153
Developmental changes in skin reflectance155
6Bones and teeth157
Skeletal growth157
Growth of specific skeletal regions160
Skeletal variations182
Skeletal mass187
Plasma alkaline phosphatase194
Teeth194
7Body composition and risk factors for cardiovascular disease199
Methodological aspects200
Total body composition204
Bioelectric impedance210
Predictive equations214
Regional body composition218
Adipocytes229
Assessment of nutritional status230
Influences on body composition234
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease236
Epilogue241
References242
Index278

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