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Effects of adrenal androgen levels on bone age advancement in prepubertal children: using the Ewha Birth and Growth Cohort Stud

Body Composition Assessment
Kwon JH et al.
Used Parameters : BFM

Publication Year : 2017

Country : Korea

Journal : Journal of Korean Medical Science

Bone age (BA) advancement in prepubertal children may be associated with earlier onset of puberty and obesity. This study aimed to define the effects of adrenal androgen levels on the advancement of BA in prepubertal children, independent of obesity. During July and August 2011, we examined BA in 200 prepubertal children aged 7–9 years who were part of the Ewha Birth & Growth Cohort Study. BA was assessed by the Greulich-Pyle method. An index of BA advancement was calculated as the ratio of BA to chronological age (CA)(BA/CA), and …
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