Reassessment of the nutrient intakes and anthropometric measurements of adolescent females after a two-year period

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Ebtesam A. El-Masry (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Lucille Wakefield

Abstract: This study reassessed and compared the nutrient intake and body composition of 92 teenage females, aged 14 and 16 years old, who had participated in the S-150 study in 1981 and 1983. The nutrient intakes were determined by using two 24-hour dietary recalls. The body composition was estimated by using the anthropometric measurements of weight, height, arm circumference, and biceps, triceps, subscapula, and ileac skinfold thicknesses. The changes in the percentage of body fat among subjects over the two-year period was also estimated. A comparison between the two different methods of estimating the percentage of body fat in 1983 was performed. The correlation between energy or protein intakes and the percentage of body fat was investigated. Over 15% of the entire sample in 1983 consumed less than twothirds of the RDA for calories, calcium, vitamin A, and ascorbic acid. In certain age-race categories, over 15% of subjects also consumed less than two-thirds of RDA for thiamin and riboflavin. In 1981, nutrients consumed by over 15% of the sample at less than two-thirds of the RDA were calcium, iron, and ascorbic acid. Mean nutrient intakes for the 1983 population from diet alone differed significantly from intakes from diet plus supplements. Mean intakes of calories, protein, calcium, and vitamin A decreased significantly over the period 1981 to 1983.

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Language: English
Date: 1984
Teenage girls $x Nutrition
Teenage girls $x Health and hygiene

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