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Children - Child Obesity

With child obesity growing at alarming rate and the assessment of body composition is important due to the relative high risk of developing and disorders which is associated with increase body weight and fat. There is increase need for the routine assessment of body composition in order to reserve the adulthood obesity.

Some characteristics changes on Body Composition in neuromuscular patients

 

Monitoring Body Composition

The hydration of Fat Free body of a child decreases while increasing the mineral contents resulting in Fat free body density. The hydration of fat free body decreases from 79% at 1 year to 74% at 20% of age. Additionally the fat free body increases in infants from 3.7% to about 7% in adulthood.

The routine use of Maltron Analysers as screening tool could help prevent childhood obesity.