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


Part of Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology

  • Date Published: August 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521374491

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  • Growth, Maturation and Body Composition documents one of the most remarkable and significant studies in the field of human biology. The Fels Longitudinal Study is the longest, largest and most productive serial study of human growth, maturation and body composition. This book shows how data collected from more than 1000 participants during the past 60 years have been analysed to test a wide range of hypotheses, and describes how the findings have led to the development of improved research methods. Topics covered include the management and analysis of data, prenatal, familial and genetic studies, physical growth, development and maturation, bones and teeth, body composition, and risk factors for cardiovascular disease. With more than 1000 specialized publications of Fels data, the present book provides a unique overview of this fascinating research programme, which will be of interest to a wide range of researchers, including those in the fields of physical anthropology, nutrition science, pediatrics, gerontology, epidemiology, endocrinology, human genetics, as well as statistics.

    • Uses data collected from more than 1000 participants over 60 years
    • Presents results from the Fels Longitudinal Study
    • Of interest to a wide range of researchers, from pediatrics to anthropology
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    'It is a rich source of information on a unique center and should be required reading for students of auxology.' Robert M. Malina, Science

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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 1992
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521374491
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 156 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.538kg
    • contains: 71 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. The management and analysis of data
    3. Prenatal, familial and genetic studies
    4. Physical growth
    5. Physical maturation and development
    6. Bones and teeth
    7. Body composition and risk factors for cardiovascular disease

  • Author

    Alex F. Roche, Wright State University, Ohio

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