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Childhood cognitive ability and body composition in adulthood

Body Composition Assessment
Author
SM Kumpulainen et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2016

Country : Finland

Journal : Nutrition & Diabetes

Background: Childhood cognitive ability has been identified as a novel risk factor for adulthood overweight and obesity as assessed by adult body mass index (BMI). BMI does not, however, distinguish fat-free and metabolically harmful fat tissue. Hence, we examined the associations between childhood cognitive abilities and body fat percentage (BF%) in young adulthood. Methods: Participants of the Arvo Ylppö Longitudinal Study (n= 816) underwent tests of general reasoning, visuomotor integration, verbal competence and …
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