Published in Physician Law Weekly, May 24th, 2006
Study 1: Early sexual maturation was linked to a higher BMI in both boys and girls.
"The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between sexual maturation (SM), and the prevalence of overweight among boys and girls. The sample of this cross-sectional study included 819 children and adolescents (382 boys and 437 girls), aged 10-15 years old randomly selected from 30 schools in the Porto region," researchers in Portugal report.
"Anthropometrical measurements (body height, weight and skinfolds thickness) were determined by standard...
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