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The Relationship between Somatotype and Dietary Intake of 6 to 13 Year-old, Rural South African Children: Ellisras Longitudinal Study

The relationship between dietary intake and somatotype attracts interest to many scientists. In the Ellisras rural children of South Africa, energy and total protein intake were significantly related to endomorphy. The risk of obesity among girls was eminent in the sample.


 Objectives:  Development of obesity related to dietary intake was linked to four stages of human growth. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between somatotype and dietary intake of Ellisras rural children aged 6 to 13 years.

02 Nov, 2015
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e-Published: 08 Feb, 2016


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