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Pre and Post Menarche—Girls’ Bodies Parameters Comparison

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Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 471)

Abstract

The article presents changes in body composition in adolescent girls. A review of available measurement techniques is preceded by an analysis of the physiology of puberty, whose social significance is very high, especially in the present stage of development of civilization. Measurement techniques are classified depending on the used equipment, with attention to the bioelectrical impedance. Girls aged 9.3 to 18.6 y. from schools in Cieszyn were analysed. On the basis of their status of maturation they were divided into two groups: before menarche and after menarche. The comparison of body composition of pre– and post–menarcheal girls had shown the change in all body components. However, increased weight associated with the development and maturation is mainly the result of the growth of fatness, which was reflected in both the anthropometric parameters (waist, hip circumferences, skinfolds) and BIA analysis.

Keywords

Girls Bioelectric impedance analysis BIA Body parameters Body composition Maturation Menarche 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Anthropology, Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life SciencesWrocławPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Informatics and Medical EquipmentSilesian University of TechnologyZabrzePoland
  3. 3.Polish Academy of Sciences, Unit of AnthropologyWrocławPoland

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